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Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to…

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A girl hooks her umbrella on her mother's umbrella as they walk past the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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Tokyo stocks dropped 2.03% Tuesday as investors locked in profits after the previous day's rise of almost four percent, while the yen rose against the dollar and weak China growth data hit sentiment.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 306.95 points to finish at 14,804.28. The…

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Fujifilm shares rose in Tokyo on Tuesday after it said it would increase its supply of an experimental Ebola drug to help stem the spread of the virus.

The firm's shares ended 0.17% higher at 3,398.5 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after jumping more than four percent earlier in…

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Police in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old member of the Maritime Self Defense Forces for the murder of his 25-year-old wife after he strangled her at their home.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Shigeo Iwata, strangled his wife Ayumi as she slept at around 1 a.m.…

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A meeting between Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and Makoto Sakurai, the chairman of Zaitokukai, a group that has repeatedly engaged in hate speech against Korean residents in Japan, ended after only 10 minutes when both men started shouting at each other.

The two men were seated at tables about three…

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Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games rather than shun them.

Even before Oslo became…

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U.S. authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs as Toyota recalled about 247,000 vehicles over the parts flaw.

In Tokyo, shares in Takata plunged 16% in Tokyo on Tuesday. Takata dropped 350 yen to 1,836 yen by the break following…

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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose classic-lined formal wear made US first ladies starting with Jacqueline Kennedy shine, has died at 82, U.S. media reported on Monday.

The Dominican-born American fashion icon was called on to dress first ladies -- from Kennedy to Nancy Reagan to Laura Bush…

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China's gross domestic product expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, despite efforts to kickstart the world's second-largest economy

The 7.3% year-on-year increase in July-September was lower than the 7.5% expansion in the previous three months,…

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