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About 40 foreigners detained by an immigration office in Osaka launched a hunger strike Wednesday, demanding improvement in food and medical care, their supporters said.

The Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau was not immediately available for comment.

A group of 25 detainees requested in writing on Jan 6, as did another…

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Twitter's woes deepened Wednesday as the struggling messaging platform said it failed to add users in the past quarter, adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social networks.

The San Francisco group said its base of monthly active users was 320 million at the end of…

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Top-seeded Kei Nishikori opened his bid for a fourth straight Memphis Open title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Ryan Harrison on Wednesday night.

Nishikori was cruising through the second set up a break at 5-3. Harrison held serve, then broke the Japanese player in the lengthy 10th game.…

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina ended their presidential campaigns on Wednesday, narrowing the field challenging front-runner Donald Trump in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination.

Christie, 53, said in a Facebook post he was leaving the race "without an ounce of regret," a…

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Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse.

Syria's Kurds have been…

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Emergency workers in southern Germany brought in a huge crane Wednesday to start removing the wreckage from a deadly head-on train crash after police said they were no longer looking for another victim.

Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said authorities came to the conclusion that no one was unaccounted-for in the…

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South Korean companies prepared Thursday to begin pulling out of a jointly-run industrial zone in North Korea after Seoul shut it down to punish Kim Jong-Un's regime for its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

Wednesday's announcement to close the Kaesong complex took many by surprise, given that South Korea…

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Two female suicide bombers killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the remote region.

The attack happened in Dikwa, some 90 kilometers from the Borno state capital,…

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were moving on Wednesday from commanding wins in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary to more diverse states that will challenge their transformation from outsider candidates to their parties' presidential nominees.

The next Republican contest is the Feb. 20 South Carolina primary. The state…

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Is Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt) electable? As Sanders has surged in the polls, supporters of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are issuing increasingly dire warnings about his general election prospects.

On websites like Vox, many political scientists agree: He can't win. Millions of dollars in Republican ads, they insist,…

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