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The death toll from the crash Tuesday of an Indonesian military plane on the western island of Sumatra has risen to 38, a Red Cross official said, and warned of more victims.

"We have received 38 bodies, including a child," said Eko Triandi, who was assisting emergency teams at a…

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Journalists gather on a platform to take photos of a high-speed bullet train on which a man set himself on fire, at Odawara Station on Tuesday.

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Before you go to or rent a movie, it'd be a good idea to listen to our reviews of these six films now playing in Japan - “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “Left Behind," “Stuck in Love,” “The Salvation," "Still Alice” and "Locke."

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An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball in a city residential area and killing at least 20 people.

Buildings near the crash zone were severely damaged and cars were reduced to flaming wrecks when the Hercules C-130 came down in the city…

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Houston's Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered in a strong start by the Astros, who beat Kansas City 6-1 on Monday in a clash of the American League's two top teams.

The Astros now have one more win — but five more losses — than the Royals, while in the…

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China's Communist Party gained 1.1 million members last year, state media reported, taking the ruling organisation's membership to almost 88 million, a figure greater than the population of Germany.

Citing a party communique, China's official Xinhua news agency said at the end of 2014 party membership had risen 1.3 percent…

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A truck promoting the release of the upcoming film, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” is seen in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Tuesday. The film opens in Japan on July 4.

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Katy Perry pulled in $135 million in the past year to be the world's top-grossing musician, beating out Taylor Swift who has hinted at "bad blood" with the fellow pop singer.

Forbes magazine said that the 30-year-old Perry, who is on a 150-date world tour for her album "Prism," narrowly…

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Japan raised the volcano alert at Mt Hakone southwest of Tokyo, restricting access to the area after an apparent small eruption at the mountain popular with holiday-makers.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said it had confirmed volcanic ash was emitted from the area, which is known for hot springs and which…

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Two people were feared dead Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for the operator told AFP.

"We have been informed that there was a passenger in a car on the train who covered him or herself with oil and…

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