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Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.

Japanese officials had no progress to report after a late night that…

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Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Friday as strong company earnings led by Nomura Holdings and Advantest Corp buoyed sentiment, but a sell-off in index-heavyweight SoftBank Corp limited the gains.

The Nikkei ended 0.4% higher at 17,674.39. For the week, the Nikkei gained 0.9%, while it rose 1.3% for the…

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Police in Higashi-Osaka said Friday that a 44-year-old woman attacked a group of elementary school boys walking home from school, injuring some of them.

According to police, the incident occurred just after 3 p.m. Thursday. The boys were walking home from Tamagawa Elementary School when the woman suddenly approached the…

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Australian conductor Daniel Smith, named as "one of the most outstanding musicians of our time" by the Saint Petersburg News, will conduct the New Japan Philharmonic during the Tokyo Performing Arts Festival on Feb 11.

Japan will be the second country in Maestro Smith's 2015 tour, during a season which…

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Australia's football body reeled from shock revelations about a movement to oust it from the Asian confederation on Friday as the Socceroos prepared to play the Asian Cup final.

The head of Australian football said he was "extremely surprised" after Asia's soccer chief said some countries want Australia out and…

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Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.

Rod Saylor said his father died of natural causes on Wednesday in Sumner, Washington.

He was a young…

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Anyone buying a mobile phone or a computer in the restive far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang will have to register their personal details with police, state media reported, in the latest sign of tightening government restrictions.

The measures were designed to "prevent people spreading harmful information and carrying out illegal…

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Students take pictures in front of the Diet building as snow falls in Tokyo on Friday morning.

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Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp of Japan.

The man, identified by authorities as Carlos Solis, 35, died in a low-speed crash in the Houston area when an air…

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Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third-largest economy may be turning the corner on a recession brought on by a hefty sales tax hike.

Data released Friday showed manufacturing output increased 0.3% in December from a year earlier and by 1% from the month before. However,…

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