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Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France registered the first major surprise of the figure skating world championships, vaulting from fourth place to win the gold in ice dancing on Friday with an expressive, passion-filled free dance performance.

The young duo — Papadakis is 19 and Cizeron 20 — have…

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The Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) says the amount of money spent by foreign tourists in 2014 surpassed the preceding year by 43.1%, totaling 2.0278 trillion yen and exceeded two trillion yen for the first time ever.

Chinese travelers, who spent 558.3 ​​billion yen - approximately twice as much as in…

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U.S. and Japanese resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left the two countries isolated among their Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington, in particular, wants to contain its rise as a world power.

South Korea, one of America's closest friends…

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Police in Tokyo have arrested the leader and one member of a large con-artist group accused of defrauding elderly people out of hundreds of millions of yen with various scams.

According to police, Kazuya Kusaka, 34, is the leader of a group of at least 150 members nationwide.

The group,…

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Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.

The government said Friday that it "strongly advises" the public not to join the queue and to instead visit community tribute sites…

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From left: Naoki Takashima, president of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Tokyo Gov Yoichi Masuzoe and Danish Minister of Food, Dan Jorgensen wave from a boat in Tokyo harbor during their inspection of a venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet service to remote spots.

The test flight of a drone prototype dubbed "Aquila" took place in Britain and was considered a milestone in an internet.org project to bring online access…

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The sixth season of British television series "Downton Abbey" will be its last, producers said Thursday, bringing an end to the hit drama followed by millions around the world.

"Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and 'Downton' is no exception," said Gareth Neame, managing director at…

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Japanese inflation returned to zero for the first time in nearly two years in February as it slowed for a seventh straight month on lower oil prices and lackluster consumer spending, data showed Friday.

Core consumer inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, rose 2% year-on-year in February due largely to…

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and his main election rival Ed Miliband faced a prime time television grilling, kicking off a tight race for the May 7 election.

A snap Guardian/ICM poll of viewers showed 54% believed Cameron of the center-right Conservatives put in the strongest performance, compared to 46%…

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