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UNESCO on Friday condemned the destruction of antiquities by Islamic State jihadists in the Syrian city of Palmyra, describing it as an attempt to strip the people of their heritage in order "to enslave them".

"These new destructions of cultural goods of the site of Palmyra reflect the brutality and…

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In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations' interests.

Mohammad Javad Zarif…

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Employee Kana Ienaga shows off Burger King Japan's "Aka (red) Samurai" burgers at its restaurant in Tokyo on Friday. The fast-food chain offers beef, right, and chicken, left, burgers that come with red-colored buns and cheese made of tomato powder in addition to spicy red sauce. The red samurai burger…

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French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.

Hollande also called for international support to stop the Nigerian-based Islamic extremist group whose violence has crossed into neighboring countries, including Cameroon.

"I am…

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged thousands of supporters gathered in Athens to vote "No" in the weekend referendum to "live with dignity in Europe".

In his address to at least 25,000 people gathered in the capital's Syntagma square in front of parliament, he rejected EU leaders' warnings…

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There’s a pretty lengthy list of traditional seasonings Japan uses for its indigenous cuisine, including soy sauce, wasabi, and the sweet rice wine called mirin. But one condiment from overseas that the country has warmly embraced is Tabasco sauce, a dash of which is often added to pasta and pizza…

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Rakuten Inc has acquired a majority stake in Voyagin Pte Ltd, operator of Voyagin, a leading platform to discover and book unique travel experiences. The marketplace focuses on tours and activities across Asia.

Voyagin’s mission is to help travelers (guests) discover and book unique travel experiences (activities) from its C2C…

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You may have heard that Japan is obsessed with youth, which is ironic for a country with an ageing population, this is ironic. In fact, Japan is purported to have the highest proportion of elderly citizens compared to all other countries. With so many older folks making up a vast…

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Summer in Japan means heat and humidity — enough such that people will try to cool down by any means necessary, including enjoying a few hair-raising ghost stories. From haunted houses to horror films, there are plenty of ways to get goosebumps in Japan, but today we’ll be taking you…

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