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Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open.

The U.S. Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent…

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Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui perform under water during the synchronized swimming duets technical routine at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on Saturday.

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The chief suspect in the murder of a wealthy Swiss-based Japanese asset manager and his wife whose bodies were found buried in a vacant lot in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, in February 2013, has been handed a death sentence.

The ruling was handed down by the Tokyo District Court against Tsuyoshi…

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

The Turks, including diplomatic staff, were seized from the consulate on June 11, when the Islamic State…

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The Japanese government has downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo's April sales tax hike.

The monthly report acknowledged spending at home had stalled, throwing into question Tokyo's plans to…

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The Australian government will introduce tough new legislation in parliament next week to tackle terrorism, reports said Saturday, in the aftermath of the biggest crackdown in the country's history.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will seek sweeping counter-terror powers when the proposals go before the house on Wednesday, NewsCorp Australia reported.…

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Six Russian MiG 35 fighter jets entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" Friday and were intercepted by American and Canadian warplanes near Alaska, two U.S. defense officials said.

Although Russian aircraft have entered the zone previously it was "the first time in a long time" that fighter jets passed…

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Scottish leader Alex Salmond said Friday he would resign after losing an independence referendum that left the United Kingdom intact, while Queen Elizabeth II called for "mutual respect" among Scots following a divisive campaign.

Despite a surge in Scottish nationalist support in the final fortnight of the campaign, the anti-independence…

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Face-to-face talks aimed at finding a way to end Ukraine's brutal five-month war began Friday in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, trying to build on a ragged ceasefire that was agreed in the same city two weeks ago.

Ukraine's former president Leonid Kuchma was representing Kiev at the meeting, across…

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France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

More than a decade after spurning President George W Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks — this time…

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