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A Buddhist monk offers prayers with a backdrop of a window display of a department store in the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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North Korea's extended-range Scud missiles are capable of reaching the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, a Seoul daily reported Tuesday.

"We previously assumed the Scud-ER, a modified version of the Scud-C, could fly about 700 kilometers. But our joint assessment with U.S. intelligence indicates that it can fly more…

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The Nagoya High Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that determined police use without a warrant of a tracking device in a robbery investigation was illegal, but it also approved the six-year prison sentence given the defendant.

The high court said there is a "need to consider new…

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A look at the top contenders for overall victory in the 103rd Tour de France, which starts Saturday at Mont-Saint-Michel and concludes July 24th in Paris:

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CHRIS FROOME

The overwhelming favorite after his victories in 2013 and 2015, Chris Froome is aiming to join an elite club of just…

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What appears to be a tongue-in-cheek social media movement to mark June 29 as a day to celebrate heterosexual pride has become one of the day's top online trends.

The hashtag HeterosexualPrideDay was trending on Facebook and Twitter Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of tweets and posts reacting to the…

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Millions of U.S. travelers flying during the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend will face heightened security and increased delays due to the deadly attacks at Istanbul's main airport, officials and air security experts said on Wednesday.

Airport officials were hesitant to reveal specific safety measures taken following Tuesday's attacks…

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Yu Darvish threw 46 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday and could return to the Texas Rangers' rotation shortly after the All-Star break.

Sidelined by shoulder discomfort since a June 8 outing against Houston, Darvish threw all his pitches during the three-inning game.

"Ball came out clean. Really tight rotation…

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Japan and Britain agreed Wednesday to work closely following the latter's vote to leave the European Union, including addressing Japanese companies' worries about the possible negative impact on their operations, Japan's Foreign Ministry said.

In telephone talks on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida requested British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to…

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China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said the yuan's exchange rate was not the reason for unbalanced trade ties with the United States, after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would label Beijing a currency manipulator.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has called China the "grand master" of currency devaluation,…

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More than one in four people in Japan were aged 65 or older as of Oct. 1, accounting for 33.42 million or a record 26.7% of the overall population, a government study showed Wednesday, highlighting the nation's challenge in dealing with rising social security costs from the rapid graying of…

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