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Rafael Nadal and Angelique Kerber shrugged off sweltering temperatures to reach the U.S. Open second round Monday as French Open champion Garbine Muguruza survived a worrying health scare.

Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion, took his perfect first round record in New York to 12-0 with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2…

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President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour through Asia.

Obama is to leave Wednesday to attend back-to-back summits in Hangzhou, China, and Vientiane, Laos.…

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The Rio Summer Olympic Games could be deemed a success if only because nobody was harmed by a terrorist. It’s a remarkable achievement considering that 2016 has been characterized by a number of terrorist attacks by radicalized individuals — particularly Islamic State sympathizers — on ordinary citizens in public spaces…

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TripAdvisor has revealed its top 20 best Japanese castles for 2016 based on commentary from domestic travellers – can you guess which castle is number one?

The answer is…Himeji Castle, meaning last year’s number three spot has taken the gold medal this year. Situated in Hyogo Prefecture, Himeji Castle comprises…

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If you’ve ever longed for a more enlightened look, then these Japanese designers have answered your prayers with this miraculous new hat that will have you resembling a cozier version of a cosmic chakravartin in no time at all.

The chunky, knit hats come in several suitably mellow colors, including…

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Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.

Abedin, who as vice chair of Clinton's campaign is destined for big things…

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A man with Hebrew letters that read "Rock 'n' Roll" on his neck looks at the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday. Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates,…

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Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq Monday, as Ankara pressed its military operation against Islamic State jihadists and a Syrian Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria, state media said.

Turkish air force jets launched strikes against targets of the "separatist terrorist organisation" in Gara in northern Iraq, Anadolu…

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It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force."

Ten weeks before the election, however, buffeted by conflicting advice from aides and advisers,…

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The Japanese government is considering scrapping the trouble-prone Monju fast-breeder reactor, sources close to the matter said Monday, as the prospects are dim that a new operator can be found for the facility.

A political decision on decommissioning the experimental reactor could be in sight, with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide…

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