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The House of Representatives on Friday approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, but it stands no chance of becoming law.

The Republican legislation passed 223-189, after the Senate left for a five-week summer break.

The bill would increase…

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The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused it of abducting in the Gaza Strip, adding he may have been killed during an ambush.

Israel said Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin,…

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Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.

Technology trendsetters Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters. Prodded by the steadily rising demand for…

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A 9-year-old girl sustained minor injuries after actor Jun Kaname accidentally hit her while driving in his car in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 3 p.m. on Thursday. TBS reported that Kaname, 33, hit the girl just as she was crossing from one side…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed media reports he plans to revamp his cabinet in early September for the first time since taking office, on the back of falling approval ratings.

"I plan to review the line-up of party executives in the first week of September," he told Japanese reporters…

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If Scots were offended by Usain Bolt they didn't show it on Friday as the Jamaican sprint star made his track debut at the Commonwealth Games

Despite media reports that he was disparaging about Glasgow, Bolt's introduction to a 40,000-plus crowd at Hampden Park was greeted with a roar of…

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The Ministry of Justice plans to begin testing high-tech facial recognition software at automated immigration gates at Haneda and Narita airports from Aug 4 until Sept 5.

The tests will be limited to Japanese nationals holding passports with IC chips embedded in them, according to Japanese media. The software will…

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The United States placed the blame for the swift collapse of the latest Gaza ceasefire squarely at the door of Hamas on Friday, accusing the Palestinian militants of launching a "barbaric" attack.

President Barack Obama stressed it would be "very hard" to get another truce in the Gaza Strip unless…

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Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said Friday.

Singapore-based CrescentRating, which promotes "halal" or Islam-compliant travel, said Southeast Asia would be a key source for Muslim tourists…

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

On the first visit to Brazil in a decade by a Japanese prime minister, Japanese…

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