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Médecins du Monde on Thursday began medical support activities in the earthquake-hit towns of Nishihara and Minami-Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, where mental health support is needed.

Two weeks after the foreshock, aftershocks are still occurring in the area. In addition, there are regional disparities in infrastructure restoration. Today, there are…

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China passed a law Thursday tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision, a move officials say will help the groups but critics charge is the latest attempt by authorities to clamp down on perceived threats to the ruling Communist Party's control.

The law, adopted…

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman.

As Trump and Clinton, fresh off big wins in five Northeastern state…

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the Middle East.

Biden slipped into Baghdad on an unannounced trip, his…

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Liverpool conceded in injury time in losing to Villarreal 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.

The match looked set to be drawn until the second minute of added time, when Adrian Lopez scored for the host after a quick counterattack.

That left Liverpool needing…

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Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned once again into a major battleground in the civil war, officials said Thursday.

Aid agencies warn that Aleppo is on…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain "under Israel's sovereignty permanently."

But following tough international criticism, Israeli officials said Netanyahu's statements had been misconstrued and that a 1981…

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump waded into politically risky territory this week when he accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman.

As Trump and Clinton, fresh off big wins in five Northeastern state…

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Juntendo University professor of obstetrics and gynecology Satoru Takeda, commenting on a study which found that suicide was the top cause of death among pregnant and postnatal women. (Mainichi Shimbun)

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The year 2016 has so far witnessed the death of three musical greats: Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard. When Haggard died, National Public Radio felt comfortable announcing"Country Music Legend and Icon, Dies at 79." Those two terms are often considered interchangeable, but are they? Is there a difference?

Many…

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