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Britain's Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan Saturday, wearing the helmet and clothes of an ancient samurai during a tour of a TV studio.

The second-in-line to the British throne asked for a sword to complete the outfit, and grinned at photographers as he posed for…

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Zan Kosir of Slovenia won the World Cup parallel giant slalom snowboard event on Saturday to move into first place in the overall standings.

Kosir edged Patrick Bussler of Germany in the final by 0.42 seconds, while Stanislav Detkov of Russia beat Italian Christoph Mick to finish third.

Kosir's first…

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of U.S.-South Korea military drills.

Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint…

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Britain's Prince William waves to fans upon his arrival at the Tsutaya bookstore in Daikanyama, Tokyo, on Saturday. William visited the bookstore to launch a week-long public exhibition titled "Innovation is Great."

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Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus.

The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court final at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4.

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Japan's tourism industry is taking a 3,000-strong delegation to China this year, as Tokyo looks to capitalise on its neighbor's growing appetite for travel.

With ties between the countries beginning to thaw after a years-long freeze, parliamentarian Toshihiro Nikai said the May 22-24 trip was a chance to further improve…

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Two 17-year-old boys who were arrested along with an 18-year-old boy Friday on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old boy in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture on Feb 20, said Saturday that they did not take part in the killing.

Police said the two boys admitted being at the murder scene on a…

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Congress passed a one-week bill to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.

The final vote late Friday at the end of a long day…

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Lenny Kravitz on Friday abruptly canceled a tour of Asia and Australia, with the rocker blaming unspecified scheduling issues.

The singer-songwriter, whose mix of rock with soul and funk elements has won him a wide international following, had been scheduled to head in March to Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia and…

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Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said.

Nemtsov's death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the investigation.

Nemtsov, who was 55,…

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