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Conservation group Sea Shepherd Australia said Wednesday it will switch its Southern Ocean campaign from whales to toothfish -- a rare species famed as "white gold" -- if Japan cancels this year's hunt in Antarctica.

Sea Shepherd, which has spent a decade harassing the Japanese harpoon ships during the southern…

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The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.

The study by Ernst & Young found that media and entertainment companies "are continuing to increase their lead as one of the most profitable industries" with…

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Asia's billionaires led by Chinese tycoons enjoyed the fastest increase in their wealth this year compared to their peers in the rest of the world, a report said Wednesday.

The combined wealth of Asia's billionaires grew 18.7% from last year to $1.41 trillion, said the report by Wealth-X, a research…

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U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori has landed a deal with Nissin Foods. The Cup Noodle features a grinning Nishikori, hands in the air in triumph, as well as his signature. The noodles will go on sale for 170 yen at the end of September.

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 40 kilometers northwest of the Pacific island of Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at more than 160 km deep, it said, after originally putting the magnitude at 6.9.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami had been generated…

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On an empty lot in Japan's fourth-largest city, a Shinto priest performs rites in front of a makeshift altar loaded with offerings of fruit and vegetables to pray for the safety and success of Japan's newest hydrogen filling station.

The small ceremony in central Nagoya earlier this month, attended by…

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Princess Mako, 22, the oldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, left Haneda airport on Wednesday morning for London to begin one year of study in England.

Mako will study for a master's degree in museology at the University of Leicester's graduate school in central England and will stay…

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The Japanese government said Wednesday there has been no progress in negotiations to free a Japanese national who is being held captive by suspected jihadists in Syria.

It has been one month since a video was released showing Haruna Yukawa, 42, being questioned and roughed up by suspected members of…

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After 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles are back on top of Major League Baseball's American League East division.

Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes both homered to help the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Tuesday and clinch the AL East division crown for the first time since 1997.…

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Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled make his first major league start in more than two months on Sunday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Tanaka, sidelined since early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, tossed five scoreless innings in an instructional…

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