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The Fukushima District Court has ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, to pay 27 million in damages to the bereaved family of a man who committed suicide after being displaced due to the March 11, 2011 disaster.

Kiichi Ikazaki, then…

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The Mount Fuji climbing season opened on Wednesday morning on the Yamanashi side. The Shizuoka side will open to climbers on July 10.

Huge numbers of climbers are expected in July and August. However, on Wednesday morning, they had bad luck with the weather. Strong winds and rain forced authorities…

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Apple's new streaming service went live Tuesday with a flashy radio station and artist exclusives as the company that had dominated digital music through iTunes looks to the future.

Apple Music got started with the tech giant in the unusual position of being on the backfoot, as Spotify leads the…

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The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on Wednesday, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where the plane went down.

North Sumatra police major A. Tarigan told TVOne that 141 bodies…

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Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

Lloyd's penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than…

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The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling.

The Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" business survey released Wednesday showed a reading of 15 in June, up from 12 in March, for large manufacturers. Among large non-manufacturers it was 23,…

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President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said.

The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes.

The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of…

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Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel stronghold in Yemen have destroyed houses, markets and a school, killing dozens of people in what could amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

The U.S.-based rights group said it had investigated the attacks on the northern city of Saada and…

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Turkey sought to calm speculation Tuesday it was planning to invade Syria, saying it would not act unilaterally but has a right to protect its borders.

"To interpret our border security measures as 'Turkey is going to war'... is not very rational," presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told a press conference…

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Oscar-winning actor/director Ben Affleck and his actress wife Jennifer Garner -- one of Hollywood's A-list power couples -- announced the end of their 10-year marriage on Tuesday, ending months of rumors.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," said a joint statement by…

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