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The New York Mets scored a team record 12 runs in the third inning to rout San Francisco 13-1 on Friday and stretch their winning streak to seven.

Yoenis Cespedes set a club record with six RBIs in the inning, connecting for a two-run single and then hitting a grand…

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More than 12,000 houses and other buildings are in danger of collapsing in areas of southwestern Japan struck by powerful earthquakes earlier this month, government officials said Saturday.

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has collected reports from the municipalities of Kumamoto Prefecture on more than 43,000 buildings and…

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China's relationship with Japan should be based on cooperation not confrontation, China's foreign minister told his Japanese counterpart on Saturday, adding that China would judge Japan's desire to improve ties depending on its actions.

China, the world's second-largest economy, and Japan, the third-largest, have a difficult political history, with ties…

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Held by college sumo wrestlers, two babies cry at Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The babies participated in the annual traditional ritual performed as a prayer for their healthy growth.

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Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has a simple goal in his first rehab start on Sunday after last year's Tommy John surgery.

"To get the first guy out," Darvish said through an interpreter Friday before the Rangers' scheduled game against the Los Angeles Angels. "It's going to be my first…

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World number one Novak Djokovic returns to the Madrid Masters for the first time in three years, aiming to forget his blip at the Monte Carlo Masters with a strong challenge expected from a resurgent Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic was stunned in his opening match in Monte Carlo by the unheralded…

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Ireland's age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock.

The potential three-year agreement between negotiators from the governing Fine Gael and the opposition Fianna Fail parties means it's likely that caretaker Prime Minister Enda…

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In an intriguing approach to the fight against cancer, researchers for the first time have used light to prevent and reverse tumors using a technique called optogenetics to manipulate electrical signaling in cells.

Scientists at Tufts University performed optogenetics experiments on frogs, often used in basic research into cancer because…

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The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."

More than 200 people have…

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Lotte Marines' right-hander Hideaki Wakui secured his fifth win of the season to top the Pacific League in wins on Friday, holding the Nippon Ham Fighters to two runs over seven innings in a 4-3 victory.

By the fifth inning, Wakui (5-0) had surrendered two runs on eight hits, but…

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