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An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.

The Cairo Criminal Court issued the verdict as Morsi and other defendants in…

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Melky Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen to send the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Six consecutive batters reached safely before Cabrera drove a fastball into left-center for the game-ending hit. Alexei Ramirez doubled home two…

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Malaysia's government faced calls on Tuesday to take action against Muslim protesters who pressured a church to remove its cross, the latest example of rising Islamic intolerance that is fuelling religious tensions in the multi-faith country.

A group of about 50 protesters demonstrated Sunday outside the small church in a…

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A 66-year-old man has turned himself at a police station in Sosa, Chiba Prefecture, over the hit-and-run death of an 83-year-old man on Sunday.

The body of Shin Kawashima was found in a rice paddy beside a road at around 6 a.m. on Sunday. He had been knocked off his…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe risked Chinese and Korean ire on Tuesday by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine, and saying he may not repeat a formal apology for the country's World War II rampage.

Abe, an unabashed nationalist, made a symbolic donation to Yasukuni shrine, the supposed repository…

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A 57-year-old supervisor at the construction site of the former Grand Akasaka Prince Hotel in Tokyo died Monday night after he fell nearly 30 meters from a crane.

According to police, construction workers found Akio Takayama lying on the ground at around 7 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Takayama was rushed…

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In this brief video interview with one of Tokyo's most in-demand musicians, Kaleb James gives us a heads-up countdown of his top 5 suggestions for concerts coming to Japan.

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Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai) said that its new ultra-high speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train set a new world record speed of 603 kilometers per hour during a test run in Yamanashi Prefecture on Tuesday morning.

Specially invited members of the public and press were able to watch the…

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Onlookers in Shibuya's Dogenzaka area dodge a media scrum and early birds lined up to get into Japan's first Taco Bell franchise on Tuesday morning. The lineup, which began a few hours before the the 10 a.m. opening time, stretched around the block to the Shibuya 109 building across from the…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic donation to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Tuesday, but stopped short of visiting in person -- a move that would have infuriated neighboring countries.

Abe donated a sacred "masakaki" tree to coincide with the start of the three-day spring festival at the shrine…

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