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Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars.

The latest letdown came Thursday with the release of Google's fourth-quarter…

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Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub.

A soldier wounded in combat for the town, Vuhlehirsk, said armored vehicles and tanks were used in the attack on government positions,…

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Justin Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook.

The singer says in a 2-minute video posted early Thursday that his "arrogant and conceited" attitude over the last two years was just to cover up his true feelings. He said growing up in the…

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Bombings and a shooting killed at least 19 people around the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, including soldiers and Shiite militiamen, officials said.

Police officials say the deadliest attack took place Thursday afternoon when two suicide bombers set off their explosive belts inside a Shiite militia headquarters in the town…

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Nigerian fighter jets have bombed the northeast town of Malam Fatori, controlled by Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday.

Witnesses and some media reports said troops and air force planes from neighboring Chad were involved in the operation on Nigerian soil but Abuja neither confirmed nor denied the claim.…

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The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone Canada-U.S. XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly…

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People look at a large TV screen on a Tokyo street, broadcasting a news program about Japanese journalist Kenji Goto (top left), who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants, and Sajida al-Rishawi (top right), an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan, on Thursday night.

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Political tensions are partly to blame for Japanese investment in China recording its biggest fall for almost a quarter of a century, Beijing's commerce ministry said Thursday.

Investment from Japan slid 38.8% to $4.33 billion last year, Chinese figures show, with a respected Japanese industry group saying the drop was…

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It's been six years since Yoshiko, now age 42, wed her husband, who is two years her senior. When she turned 38, she began thinking about having a child, but he refused. Currently, both of them are working at full-time jobs.

"Around the time when he started using a 'gara-kei'…

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I’ve often felt that the best form of time travel is walking. The city of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture, an easy day trip from Tokyo, is a great place for such time travel. In a day of wandering Kawagoe, you can go back in time more than 1,000 years and…

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