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The skipper of a Chinese boat, who was arrested by the Japan Coast Guard on Sunday on suspicion of poaching coral, was handed over to authorities in Yokohama on Monday afternoon.

Xie Huawen was the captain of a vessel suspected of operating in Japanese territorial waters in the Ogasawara chain…

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A 71-year-old man was injured by a wild boar while walking near his home in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, police said Monday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. Sunday. TBS reported that the man suffered injuries to his head, arms and legs.

The boar fled into the…

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Twenty-six students from Anjo Gakuen High School in Aichi Prefecture were hospitalized due to food poisoning while they were performing as the representatives from the Tokai region in a national marching band contest in Osaka.

The event was being held at Osaka-jo Hall at around 2 p.m. Sunday when the…

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American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.

One Direction also won favorite band, duo or group — pop/rock and favorite album…

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Dozens of villagers remained in shelters on Monday as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan jolted by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported reported nearly 80 aftershocks by midday Monday.

The damage in a mountainous…

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Rail enthusiasts take part in the 19th Railway Festival held on Saturday and Sunday in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, organized by the Iwate Rail Modelers Circle.

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The NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that pop star Katy Perry will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb 1.

Perry, 30, has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot…

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Beijing on Monday fired back at U.S. criticism of an artificial island project in the disputed South China Sea that could reportedly include an airstrip, with a top general defending it as "justifiable".

People's Liberation Army Major General Luo Yuan told the state-run Global Times newspaper that Beijing was building…

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Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals just their second loss of the season with a 19-3 win in their NFC West clash on Sunday despite quarterback Russell Wilson being sacked seven times.

The win keeps alive the slim hopes of Seattle (7-4) of catching the…

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For Liverpool it seems to be a case of 'No Luis Suarez, little hope.'

Liverpool's rapid downfall since losing Suarez to Barcelona in the summer continued Sunday with a fourth successive loss, as Crystal Palace added to Brendan Rodgers' woes with a 3-1 victory.

The pressure, though, eased on Mauricio…

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