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Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita was given the green light Tuesday to leave South Korea after paying a one million won ($950) fine for stealing a journalist's camera during the Asian Games.

Senior South Korean prosecutor Song In-Taek said Tomita, who had been barred from returning to Japan while his case…

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U.S. online auction giant eBay on Tuesday agreed to shareholders' requests for a split making its highly profitable PayPal brand into an independent company starting next year.

Current eBay shareholders will receive stock in the future PayPal in proportion to their current holdings, the company said in a statement.


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Asian Games organizers on Tuesday expelled Malaysia's wushu gold medal-winner Tai Cheau Xuen after she became the third doping failure of the giant event.

Tai, 24, tested positive for a banned stimulant after winning Malaysia's first gold in at the Games on Sept 20, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)…

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Rescue operations on a Japanese volcano were called off for the day Tuesday because of fears there could be a fresh eruption, officials said, with at least 24 bodies still on the mountain.

"Both ground and air rescue operations have been called off today," said an official of Nagano Prefecture's…

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Nissin Foods has announced that the price of raw ingredients used to make many of its manufactured food products has risen due to the weaker yen, and that as a result, the company will increase the price of some of its main lines such as Cup Noodles, Samurai-Don and Chicken…

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Police in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 37-year-old man for kidnapping and assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Daisuke Ishida, approached the boy from behind as he was returning home on the evening of Sept 26. TBS reported that Ishida took…

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Tokyo stocks fell 0.84% Tuesday following a surprisingly weak batch of economic data and a sell-off on Wall Street while investors are keeping an eye on political unrest in Hong Kong.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 137.12 points at 16,173.52, while the Topix index of…

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A shop employee puts up posters on a window displaying discounted electrical appliances for the autumn sale, as a pedestrian walks past outside an electrical retail store in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft…

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