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A quake with a magnitude of 4.7 struck the Kanto region at 7:53 a.m. Friday. The quake jolted Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa and Tokyo where it registered a 3.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake's epicenter was was in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth…

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Nearly 50 people were killed on Thursday when Syrian rebels attacked one of the largest military barracks in the country, in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

It said at least 27 soldiers and pro-regime militiamen were killed and that the rebel losses of 20 dead included…

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The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed.

"Up till now we are still waiting and praying for the safe return of the students ... the…

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An employee of the Foreign Ministry jumped to his death from the 8th floor at the ministry, police said Thursday.

According to police, the man, who was in his 30s, jumped at 6:40 p.m. from a ledge outside a window at the foreign ministry in Kasumigaseki on Wednesday night. TBS…

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are greeted by Sochi Winter Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu (bowing deep) along with ski jumping silver and bronze medalist Noriaki Kasai, second right, and snowboard silver medalist Tomoka Takeuchi, right in kimono, at a spring garden party at the Akasaka Imperial Garden…

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It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

"Hello New York! Thank you for coming today!" the little guy chirped in English, the recorded…

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Seattle Mariners first baseman Choi Ji-Man was suspended for 50 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

The 22-year-old South Korean was found to have the steroid methandienone in his system during a drug test, triggering an immediate ban.

Choi…

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Air France has come under fire this week after its latest promotional ad campaign, which consists of a series of 18 photos featuring mostly Caucasian women dressed and made up to represent countries the airline serves, depicts Japan as the land of giant-haired geisha.

It’s hardly the most offensive ad…

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Police said Thursday that coin lockers at 14 JR train stations and some subway stations will be closed as part of anti-terror security measures before and during the visit to Japan of U.S. President Barack Obama next week.

Obama is due to arrive in Japan on April…

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