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Headwinds for the world's second-biggest economy intensified at the start of the third quarter, with manufacturing conditions in China deteriorating to their worst in two years in July and triggering fresh slides in global commodity prices.

Similar business activity surveys for Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia - all heavily reliant…

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Uniqlo on Monday announced "Magic For All," a global collaboration with Disney Consumer Products. The unique initiative will add a touch of Disney enchantment, Marvel action, Star Wars adventure and Pixar creativity to everyday Uniqlo LifeWear fashions as well as introducing innovative new products, pop-up displays and in-store and online customer experiences.

“We…

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Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (L) raises his glass for a toast with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome dinner hosted by Abe at his official residence in Tokyo on Monday.

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Japanese rescuers said Monday they had found the body of a missing crew member on a ferry that caught fire last week, prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers.

Kunihiko Orita, a 44-year-old second officer, disappeared as he battled the blaze on the Sunflower Daisetsu off the coast of northern…

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Manchester United kit maker Adidas has been forced to defend its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans of the Premier League club.

Adidas unveiled the first United kit of its £750 million (US$1.3 billion) deal with the Old Trafford team last week.

But the German sportswear giant was…

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One on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors and on the cities themselves. "Practically all living things, human and animal, were literally seared to death,"…

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Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori made history by reaching last year's U.S. Open final and he feels stronger, smarter and more confident as he begins the quest to repeat the feat.

Nishikori opens his hardcourt run to this year's Flushing Meadows fortnight with a first-round match Tuesday against 95th-ranked Australian James…

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday said the Japanese government will ask the U.S. government for an explanation of the alleged spying after WikiLeaks published documents last Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.

Speaking at a news conference in Tokyo on…

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Two Chinese smartphone makers pushed U.S. technology giant Apple into third place in the world's biggest market in the second quarter, an independent analyst firm said Monday.

Upstart Xiaomi, known for delivering high-performance products at cheap prices, was the largest smartphone vendor in China based on shipments with a 15.9…

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 48-year-old man for allegedly sending an email to a woman in her 30s containing photos of her shoes and underwear which he had stolen, together with the caption: “I’ve just snatched your treasures.”

Further investigation is also hinting that the suspect, Shochi Nagata, was…

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