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Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.

But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle. Although the Lego-like multiplayer game is currently the top paid…

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The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot Monday after Matt Shoemaker allowed five hits into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

David Freese and Brennan Boesch homered for the MLB -leading Angels (94-56), who reduced…

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The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.

Activists from the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd have been monitoring a bay in Taiji since the six-month dolphin hunting season…

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A 12-year-old girl died after being hit by a car Monday night in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture.

According to police, the car hit the girl, identified as Kana Ishii, at around 10 p.m. on a road in Higashifukashiba, TBS reported. She was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and pronounced…

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NATO's International Security Assistance Force said three of its soldiers were killed in a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul on Tuesday that also injured at least 13 Afghan civilians.

"We can confirm three International Security Assistance Force members died as a result of an enemy attack in Kabul today,"…

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Police in Tokyo said Tuesday that a 24-year-old man arrested after a traffic accident in Shibuya has admitted to inhaling a hallucinogenic herb prior to the crash.

The man, identified as Keita Watanabe, told police he had inhaled the substance just before the accident at around 1 a.m. Monday, TBS…

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Thai police Tuesday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found naked and beaten to death early Monday…

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Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a powerful quake hit the Kanto region at 12:28 p.m.

Japanese television said there was no immediate risk of a tsunami from the quake, the effects of which could be felt in buildings for more than a minute after the initial shaking began.


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Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings in an instructional game for the New York Yankees on Monday at the team's Florida pre-season training facility.

The 25-year-old Japanese star has been sidelined from Major League Baseball since early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.


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Perfume have announced an autumn release date for a new bonus edition of their album "LEVEL3." The worldwide release in October will come just before the Japanese girl group make their U.S. concert debut in early November. "LEVEL3" was released in Japan last year, and the worldwide rerelease will be…

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