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Chicago's Jason Hammel continued his outstanding start to the season by steering the Cubs to a 7-2 win at Pittsburgh on Monday, opening a four-game gap between the teams at the top of the National League Central division.

Hammel improved to 4-0 this season as the Cubs kept their record…

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Seven people were injured after a car jumped the curb and hit pedestrians in Kobe on Tuesday morning.

Police said five pedestrians, the driver of the car and a passenger in the front seat of the car, were injured in the incident that occurred just after 11 a.m. on a…

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Police in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 23-year-old woman on suspicion of beating her 3-year-old son more than a dozen times.

The suspect, Marika Shinohara, has admitted t the charge, police said, adding that she said she beat her son because he mimicked the speaking style of his…

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Japan marked the 69th anniversary of its Constitution on Tuesday, with a turning point possibly approaching as the upper house election in the summer will prove critical to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of amending it.

Abe has pushed for constitutional changes, including a controversial revision to the war-renouncing Article…

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People enjoy the view as they walk along the Mishima Skywalk in Shizuoka Prefecture. The bridge, also known as the Hakone Seiroku Mishima Suspension Bridge, is 400 meters long and 70.6 meters above the ground. It is currently Japan's longest pedestrian bridge. Completed and opened to the public in 2015,…

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Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines in another sign of deepening security ties between the two former foes to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence.

The agreement was made Monday afternoon during telephone talks between Japan's Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and his Philippine counterpart Voltaire Gazmin, the ministry said.…

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Google Chrome on Monday was crowned the top Internet browser, officially ending the long reign of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE).

NetMarketShare calculated the Chrome had 41.7 percent of desktop browser share in April, narrowly topping the 41.4 share for IE. Mozilla's Firefox browser was third with 9.7 percent, according to…

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Australia blamed refugee advocates on Tuesday for "encouraging" asylum seekers held in remote camps towards acts of self-harm after a woman set herself on fire, while the United Nations renewed its criticism of Australia's harsh immigration policy.

Australian officials said an unidentified 21-year-old Somali woman was in a critical condition…

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The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.

"That is one of the ideas that's under discussion," Carter told reporters flying with him from Washington to Stuttgart,…

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The Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants.

The state-owned Anadolu Agency said the strikes took out multiple rocket launchers and gun positions.

Four drones deployed from the Incirlik…

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