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An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.5 struck near the Ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. Saturday. The Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.

The strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo for about a minute.

The epicenter of the quake was 590 kilometers deep near the…

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St. Louis pitcher John Lackey worked seven scoreless innings as the Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 in Friday's clash of the two top teams in the National League, extending their winning streak to five games.

The Dodgers' defeat cost them the lead in the NL West division, overtaken…

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A 60-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl drowned in a pond in Usuki, Oita Prefecture, on Friday.

According to police, at around 5:20 p.m., the fire department received a call from a local resident, reporting that two people had got into difficulties in the pond, Fuji TV reported. Rescuers arrived…

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Workers at Tokyo's Shinjuku Station put the finishing touches to a huge poster advertising the 82nd running of the Japan Derby on Sunday.

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A small truck drove into a store that sells used brand-name goods in Yokohama in what police believe was an attempt to rob the store, police said Saturday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5 a.m. Friday. Security footage from the store shows the truck smashing through the…

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Asian countries led by China and Japan should put World War II behind them to promote regional trust and cooperation, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday.

Lee, in a keynote speech opening an annual security conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, said that 70 years after the war…

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Relieved and elated at being re-elected, Sepp Blatter seized on his fresh mandate to remind world soccer: "I am the president of everybody."

Across Europe, many hoped the 17-year reign of Blatter would be over by Friday night. Instead, it was extended to 2019 by defeating Prince Ali bin al-Hussein…

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The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older…

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The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats.

Distress calls were made from 22 different boats, many off Libya but also off the southern Italian coast.

The total number…

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Ben Bishop made 22 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning had third-period goals from Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat to beat the New York Rangers 2-0 and reach the NHL Stanley Cup Final.

The Lightning, winners in 2004 in their only prior trip to the championship round, captured the best-of-seven…

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