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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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When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the…

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Japan and Mongolia signed a free trade deal Tuesday, as Tokyo looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and its vast supply of natural resources.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announced the agreement in a joint statement.

Under the deal that covers a range of…

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Elecom is going to release new Bluetooth wireless music receiver models LBT-PAR150 and LBT-PHP150 in late July.

Both are the same wireless receiver models, but the LBT-PHP150 series comes with earphones. They are coated with stylish glossy colors and 6 colors are available: Black, Blue, Purple, Red, Pink, and White.…

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Exoskeletons helping the paralyzed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumors, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here.

Experts say that, at the experimental level, human skills are already being enhanced or replaced by robots and other hi-tech substitutes…

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Japan's public pension fund is set to move into a new office next spring but drop an earlier cost-saving plan to leave Tokyo, as the government aims to transform the understaffed body into a more professional and autonomous institution, sources said.

The Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest public…

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At the end of June, the "Consumer Protection Working Group," composed of various influential figures who serve as advisers to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, issued two recommendations: for adoption of a "cleaning off policy on cell phones and smartphones from retail stores" and that "it would be…

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