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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited the Tomioka Silk Mill for the first time since it was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO last month.

Abe spoke with staff and congratulated them on their efforts to restore the building, TBS reported. A staff member showed Abe how to…

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Baltimore's recalled pitcher Miguel Gonzalez held Los Angeles scoreless for the first seven innings to set up a 4-2 win for the Orioles at the Angels on Tuesday, maintaining their four-game lead atop the American League East division.

The Angels' crosstown rivals, the Dodgers, also lost at Pittsburgh, dropping them…

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Police in Tokyo said Wednesday they have arrested an unemployed 48-year-old man over the attempted rape of a woman in a park toilet in Ota Ward.

According to police, the incident occurred on June 8. TBS quoted police as saying that the woman in her 20s was walking home from…

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The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday that 3,179 people were taken to hospitals nationwide to be treated for heatstroke between July 14 and July 20. The figure was about 700 more than the previous week, TV Asahi reported.

Of the total number, 1,478 were aged 65 and older,…

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Tokyo stocks fell 0.10% on Wednesday as early buying on a positive lead from Wall Street ran out of steam.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 14.72 points to 15,328.56, while the Topix index of all first-section issues edged down 0.07%, or 0.88 points, to 1,272.39.

Japanese companies are reporting…

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A man looks at a dinosaur poster at Ueno Station in Tokyo. Fukui Prefecture, known for its excavation of dinosaur fossils, is holding an exhibition featuring dinosaur models in the station.

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A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month.

At least 13 people killed in the attack were civilians, according…

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When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight and indefinitely…

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Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held discussions in neighboring Egypt, while U.N. Secretary General Ban…

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International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.

"There were human remains that had not been picked up," said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman…

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