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Manchester United's new-look attack looked impressive once again only for its suspect defense to collapse in spectacular style in a 5-3 loss to newly-promoted Leicester in the Premier League.

The day after Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick helped Real Madrid thrash Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 away from home, Barcelona cruised to…

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Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president on Sunday, hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.

The "unity government" deal paves the way for a crucial bilateral security agreement (BSA) governing the presence of…

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Celebrities, political leaders and the masses rallied in New York and across the globe Sunday demanding urgent action on climate change, with organizers saying 600,000 people hit the streets.

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and Mayor Bill de Blasio all marched down New York's Sixth Avenue, as…

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday raised the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria directly with his Iranian counterpart in rare high-level talks in New York, a U.S. official said.

Kerry met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for more than an hour at a hotel,…

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Lucian Grainge, the chairman of the Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music conglomerate. While CD sales are falling worldwide, they still account for about 85% of sales in Japan. (New York Times)

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Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies said on Sunday they are close to reaching their goal of boosting world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years, and will focus on infrastructure investment to help reach the target.

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, who hosted the Group…

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Japanese parents watched with glee on Sunday as sumo wrestlers tried to reduce their babies to tears, in a centuries-old ritual believed to bring good health to bawling infants.

More than a hundred sobbing babies were subjected to the ordeal at Tokyo's Irugi Shrine, with their doting parents watching happily…

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In the hype-fueled technology industry, "revolutionary" is a word in danger of losing its meaning.

But Apple Inc's new mobile payments system - unveiled just 12 days ago - is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial industry and signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives.

Its secret?…

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The Japanese government's autumn nationwide traffic safety campaign kicked off on Sunday. The campaign, which runs until Sept 30, is held twice a year -- in spring and autumn.

Model Mariya Nishiuchi was on hand in Tokyo's Shibuya district as honorary police chief for a day to raise awareness for…

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On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw…

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