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A man carries a child on his shoulders as he walks through a waterfall to cool off at a park in Tokyo on Saturday. The temperature reached 36 degrees in Tokyo.

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David Price won his sixth start in a row and Evan Longoria hit a three-run double as the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 in Major League Baseball on Friday.

Price (11-7) struck out 10 over eight innings. He matched the team…

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A volcanic island off Japan's southern coast continues to smoulder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images show.

Nishinoshima, some 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, joined up with a small volcanic islet formed in November and the new mass now measures 1.26 square kilometers around,…

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Japan on Friday rejected a call by a U.N. watchdog to accept full blame for pressing Asian women into wartime sexual slavery in military brothels, saying it was not obligated to do so.

The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Thursday called on Japan to take responsibility for…

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The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas on Saturday started a 12-hour ceasefire at 8 a.m., but a longer-term truce remained elusive.

Hamas said that it and other militant groups in Gaza had reached "national consensus on a humanitarian truce" and Israel later confirmed that it would observe what…

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Israel has rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said on Friday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said no formal proposals had yet been put forward.

Mediators hope that a truce could come into force ahead of a…

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The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval. The bill is likely to have greater symbolic than legal effect.

The nonbinding measure hasn't been debated in the Senate. Its language opens up…

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Jihadists from the Islamic State group killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush on Friday, summarily executing most of them after their capture, a monitoring group said.

The assault in Raqa province, the jihadists' Euphrates valley stronghold, came amid their fiercest assault yet on Damascus-held territory.

The deaths…

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Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Three children, all siblings, were killed, and at least…

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Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border…

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