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The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

The redo raised an outcry from those who love…

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Beijing is battening down the hatches and cranking up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade this week to mark the end of World War Two, shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year.

Some 12,000 soldiers will march through Beijing's…

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A 73-year-old woman has died after she was accidentally shot and killed by a 82-year-old man who mistook her for a monkey in Naka, Tokushima Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5 p.m. Saturday. Fuji TV reported that Mitsuyo Nii fired at Ayumi Azeuchi with a hunting…

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Police in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, arrested a man who held two hostages at knifepoint for five hours in a 7-Eleven convenience store on Monday morning.

According to police, Yasuhito Suzuki, 32, entered the store at around 3 a.m., Fuji TV reported. Wielding a knife, he told the 28-year male part-time…

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Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the major leagues this season and second against the Dodgers in 10 days as the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday.

Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues…

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Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as authorities widened their search for suspects behind Bangkok's deadly bombing.

National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said that police found fertilizer, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars whose…

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Wes Craven, the director of iconic horror films such as "Scream" and the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series, died Sunday aged 76, his family said.

Craven, whose Freddie Krueger character terrified generations of moviegoers around the globe, had battled brain cancer.

"It is with deep sadness we inform you that…

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With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.

That brought out manager Junji Hidaka's inner Yogi Berra and sparked a record rally that saw the Kitasua Little League pound…

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Tokyo players celebrate after winning the Little League World Series Championship baseball game over Lewisberry, Pa in South Williamsport, Pa, on Sunday. Japan won 18-11.

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Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper was being a poor sport about not receiving a nomination for video of the year.

After collecting best hip-hop video for "Anaconda" on Sunday, Minaj told the audience…

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