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The Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-3 in 10 innings in Thursday's opening game of a vital four-game series between the top two teams in the American League, with Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly deciding a game that ended in controversy.

The victory moved the Angels two games clear of their…

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Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.

The Defense Ministry on Friday requested a 3.5% increase to 5.05 trillion…

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Tokyo stocks lost 0.23% Friday, after a slate of weak Japanese data and a turndown on Wall Street driven by renewed Ukraine-Russia tensions.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index eased 35.27 points to finish at 15,424.59, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.22%, or 2.77 points, to 1,277.97.

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Police in Saitama Prefecture are looking for the person who stabbed a guide dog while it was with its 61-year-old visually-impaired owner in Saitama.

The incident has received a lot of media coverage since details were released this week. The owner of the dog was quoted by media as saying…

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Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.

The executions came days before Abe is expected to reshuffle his cabinet amid speculation that he will appoint a new…

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Yusmeiro Petit pitched six dominant innings Thursday, striking out nine batters en route to making history in the San Francisco Giants' 4-1 Major League Baseball victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Petit retired the first eight batters he faced to break Mark Buehrle's MLB record with 46 consecutive outs.

Petit improved…

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Japan's vital signs remained weak in July, as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.

Data released Friday showed inflation was flat, with the core consumer price index that excluding volatile fresh food prices, at 3.3%, was the same as a month…

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Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th U.S. Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round.

They were joined in the last 32 by 2012 winner Andy Murray and reigning Wimbledon women's…

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This Asia News Weekly podcast begins with the latest developments in the ongoing stagnant relationship between Seoul and Tokyo. While South Korea's President Park continues to demand Japan to look squarely at its role during World War II, a call echoed by former Prime Minister Murayama, host Steve Miller questions…

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This will be a great event to invite clients and other professional contacts for an enjoyable evening, also an excellent opportunity to network and catching up with fellow members after the return from the summer break.

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