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Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has said a sailor killed himself aboard his ship after being persistently bullied by a superior, the latest incident to shed light on the country's little-discussed hazing culture.

Military police on Tuesday sent papers on the superior to prosecutors, a naval spokesman said.

MSDF chiefs told…

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Japan is determined to secure the return of all its citizens abducted by North Korea, a cabinet minister said on Monday, warning Pyongyang to take seriously its promise to report fully on the emotive issue.

"The Japanese people will not accept a half-baked response," Keiji Furuya, minister in charge of…

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Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British jihadi fighters…

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A fan yawns as he watches the match between Kei Nishikori of Japan, and Milos Raonic of Canada, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Tuesday morning. The match, which started late Monday, lasted until early Tuesday morning.

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Washington's Denard Span hit two of the Nationals' four homers as they won 6-4 at Los Angeles on Monday, opening a two-game lead on the Dodgers in the fight over top spot in the overall National League standings.

While Washington has a comfortable lead in the East, the Dodgers' lead…

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An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said Tuesday, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said the Thai mother of the children, Siriwan Nitichad, had agreed to carry a child…

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North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said…

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Israel faced increasing pressure Monday, including from the United States, after saying it plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank.

Ally Washington, the United Nations and Egypt all called for an urgent rethink after Sunday's…

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Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.

Nouri al-Maliki made the comments during an unannounced visit…

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Yamaha will release its new slim TV surround sound system SRT-1000 in early September.

You use SRT-1000 by placing it directly under the TV (up to 55-inch 40kg model). With Yamaha's original Digital Sound Projector technology, the sound of the TV program turns into a beam that echoes off walls…

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