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S senior official of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). Calls are mounting among opposition party members to establish a new party to consolidate the votes cast for the opposition bloc, so as to win more seats in future elections. (Yomiuri Shimbun)

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Japan has six months to hammer out a plan for merging its two national basketball leagues, or risk not qualifying for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, a senior International Basketball Federation (FIBA) official said Thursday.

During a visit to Tokyo, FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann repeated calls for the…

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With the price of gasoline at its lowest level in half a decade and the U.S. economy more robust, carmakers are bullish about prospects for the American market in 2015.

November car sales hit their best level in more than a decade, helped by the "Black Friday" marketing push on…

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Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities.

The hearing in San Jose, California, federal court is over the lawsuit filed by two smartphone consumers…

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If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside.

Just don't expect too much, too soon. Barely two hours after President Barack Obama's dramatic…

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Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai) on Wednesday held ceremonies at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo and Nagoya Station in Aichi Prefecture to mark the start of construction of its ultra-high speed magnetic levitation (maglev) line.

JR Tokai had submitted its plan in August for the maglev train -- which will…

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Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 49-year-old man after he entered an elementary school, brandishing four folding knives.

According to police, the incident occurred just after 12 noon on Wednesday. TV Asahi reported that the suspect, identified as Takeshi Amano, encountered a female teacher and threatened her with…

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The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet said that hackers tricked their way into its computers.

A "spearfishing" attack aimed at U.S.-based nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) hooked staff members with emails crafted to appear as though they were sent from peers…

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday admitted Sydney's cafe siege was "an horrific wake-up call" as details emerged of the final minutes of the standoff which left the gunman and two hostages dead.

Abbott has ordered an urgent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy and why deranged self-styled…

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With the kick-off of the 2015 Asian Cup just weeks away, a wide-open tournament has become even more unpredictable thanks to a rash of coach firings in recent months that have thrown many of the top teams into disarray.

Only six of the 16 teams in the tournament that starts…

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