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U.S> President Barack Obama inspected the guard at a pomp-filled ceremony with Emperor Akihito Thursday, kicking off the formal proceedings of the first state visit to Japan by a U.S. president in 18 years.

In the grounds of Tokyo's sprawling Imperial Palace, Obama strode in bright spring sunshine as he…

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U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon his arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday morning.

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Facebook profits tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72% surge in revenues helped by strong gains in mobile users and mobile advertising.

Demonstrating that it is successfully following the shift from personal computers to mobile devices -- which a year ago appeared to pose a huge…

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Facebook profits tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72% surge in revenues helped by strong gains in mobile users and mobile advertising.

Demonstrating that it is successfully following the shift from personal computers to mobile devices -- which a year ago appeared to pose a huge…

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Police in Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, admitted Wednesday that they mistakenly arrested a woman in her 20s over her suspected involvement in a blackmail case which occurred in January of this year.

Police said that following a quarrel between a woman and a man in his 20s inside an Osaka game…

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Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name -- but with which he is no longer associated -- could be set for a flotation worth $1.7 billion.

The London-based designer revealed he is…

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As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers…

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People try to take pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama leaving in his car after a private dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Ginza at around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.

Lavrov's comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for the…

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Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people.

A union official, Fernandez Tshibondo, said the train jumped the tracks Tuesday near the station at Katongola, a town in Congo's Katanga province.

Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Wednesday that police had counted…

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