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Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings to lead the Mariners to a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The Mariners, who scored two runs in the first, have won 11 of their past 14.

"We had the lead early, which is big for…

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In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a "hideous lantern jaw."

Wednesday's slur from the National Defense Commission, the North's top governing body, is the latest in a slew of crude insults against U.S.…

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Tokyo stocks closed flat Wednesday as profit-taking erased most of the market's early gains, which were driven by a weakening yen and after a positive session on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 index added 0.03%, or 4.66 points, to close at 15,454.45, while the Topix index of all first-section shares…

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Google Inc is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports.

Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such…

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JR East has announced plans to build three new train lines linking Haneda airport to stations at Tokyo, from that will take passengers from the heart of Tokyo, Shinjuku and Shin-kiba.

The new line will cut the travel time from Tokyo station to Haneda to just 18 minutes (from 28…

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Police in Tokyo's Ota Ward are investigating the mysterious deaths of 29 cats since April.

Health officials have not been able to determine the exact cause of death of the 29 cats which were found dead in parks and on streets between April and Aug 18, NTV reported Tuesday. In…

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Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig's disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral.

Since June, several thousand people worldwide have recorded themselves getting drenched, then posted the stunt online…

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SoftBank Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son dumps a bucket of ice water onto himself as he takes part in the ALS ice bucket challenge at the company headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday. The Ice Bucket Challenge is aimed at raising awareness of and money to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more…

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Police in Tokyo's Ota Ward are investigating the mysterious deaths of 29 cats since April.

Health officials have not been able to determine the exact cause of death of the 29 cats which were found dead in parks and on streets between April and Aug 18, NTV reported Tuesday. In…

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British actor Orlando Bloom, 37, who was recently seen taking a swing at Justin Bieber in Ibiza, Spain, will visit Japan on Aug 26 to promote his upcoming film "Zulu" (released in Japan as "Capetown").

In the film, which opens in Japan on Aug 30, Bloom plays a policeman investigating…

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