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Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Islamic State group.

The airline's site was changed, at first displaying a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked by Cyber Caliphate,"…

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President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama,…

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U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals on Monday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 9-seeded David Ferrer of Spain.

Hundreds of Japanese fans, many waving flags and some in traditional costumes, cheered Nishikori on from the stands at Rod Laver Arena.

The fifth-seeded…

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The Diet on Monday convened in the shadow of the ongoing hostage crisis in the Middle East.

The killing of one Japanese hostage by Islamic State and the unknown fate of a second hostage is expected to push national security to the forefront for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The ruling…

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Two children were killed after the car they were riding in with their mother was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Aomori City.

The accident occurred around 1:30 pm on Sunday, police said. TBS reported that as the car was crossing over the tracks, it was hit…

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Police in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 20-year-old man over a hit-and-run incident that left two pedestrians injured.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Kyoji Sugiyama, was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident at 11:50 p.m. Saturday. NTV reported that Sugiyama was…

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Emperor Akihito reads a statement to formally open the ordinary Diet session in the upper house in Tokyo on Monday.

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Dark comedy "Birdman" boosted its Oscars hopes Sunday after landing the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, a barometer of likely success at the all-important Academy Awards.

The film about a washed up superhero movie star attempting to revive his career on Broadway took the SAG equivalent…

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contestants from 87 other countries.

Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha were the runners-up during Sunday's competition.

Vega said the contests leading to Miss Universe were the first she'd participated in and will be her last,…

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Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record 12.781 billion yen in 2014, official data showed Monday, weighed down by post-Fukushima disaster energy bills.

The shortfall was up 11.4% from the 2013 deficit and the worst since records began in 1979, according to the finance ministry.

In December alone, however, the…

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