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Relying on fitness and a strong baseline game, Li Na reached the pinnacle of tennis and lifted the level of the sport in Asia to unprecedented heights.

A sense of humor along the way certainly helped.

The legs that carried Li to two Grand Slam titles ultimately couldn't get her…

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Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top American League wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

The latest loss to the team with the worst record in the majors dropped the A's a half-game behind idle…

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Japanese telecom giant SoftBank on Friday launched a new promotional campaign for its users, called America Hodai (America Unlimited) where users traveling to the United States can enjoy the same rates on voice calls and internet usage as they do in Japan for no additional charge.

The campaign coincides with…

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Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote regrettable.

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Thursday adopted a resolution saying that Japan should abide by a ruling…

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Police in Tokyo said Friday they are looking for a man who sprayed a 17-year-old girl with a liquid resembling paint thinner as she walked home on Wednesday night -- the third such incident to occur in the area since last month.

According to police, the girl had arrived at…

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The Nikkei 225 index closed at its highest level in nearly seven years on Friday as the tumbling yen propelled the Japanese market.

The benchmark Nikkei rose 1.58%, or 253.60 points, to finish at 16,321.17, its best finish since November 2007, while the Topix index of all first-section shares jumped…

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Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55% to…

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Asia's Olympics chief pleaded for good behavior at the Asian Games Friday after an official was kicked out for sexual harassment and a footballer was accused of groping.

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said the 13,000 athletes and officials at the two week Games had…

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Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were Friday among the first in line in Japan to grab the "6" and its new large-screen cousin as Apple hit back at rivals.

Licensing problems in China meant the global rollout went ahead without the huge and lucrative…

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From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England.

Results early Friday brought…

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