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The U.S. government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more testing to find the cause of the problem.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent letters…

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Police in Komae City, Tokyo, on Thursday questioned the owner of a beauty salon over the murder of the salon manager whose body was found on the premises.

According to police, they received a call at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday from an employee, reporting that salon manager Hitomi Kamidate,…

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Prosecutors on Thursday began an investigation into a political fund scandal that forced Industry and Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi to resign shortly after taking the job.

Obuchi quit earlier this month, saying she needed to focus on an investigation into discrepancies in accounting for election funds. But she did not…

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Australia passed laws on Thursday aimed at preventing young people from becoming radicalised and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as those in Iraq and Syria, where scores of Australians have joined militant groups.

Last month, the United Nations demanded that all states make it a serious criminal offense…

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Three Japanese Charlie Chaplins take part in an event titled "TIFF meets Chaplin Dubbed Masterpieces of King of Comedy" at the Tokyo International Film Festival in Roppongi Hills.

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Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief as the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one…

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A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay.

In a conference call with reporters, Merchant Customer Exchange shopped short of giving a reason for requiring exclusivity. But officials say retailers…

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President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from West Africa. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared.

Obama said doctors and nurses from the United…

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NATO said Wednesday it had tracked and intercepted four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military maneuvers" in European airspace over the past two days.

"These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European airspace," NATO said.

The planes, which included strategic bombers, fighters and tanker…

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Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was "defending Israel" and vowed to carry on with his policies despite the vitriolic rhetoric.

Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks to parliament followed a report in The Atlantic this week in which unidentified…

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