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Special Olympics announced Friday that Hidetoshi Nakata, a Japanese soccer legend who is considered one of the most famous Asian players of his generation, now joins the Special Olympics family as the movement’s latest addition to the Global Ambassadors.

Nakata will support Special Olympics’ efforts in promoting acceptance, inclusion and…

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A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart after being released from a carrier…

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Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

The Canadian government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of Ebola virus disease.…

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Kurdish peshmerga reinforcements entered Syria from Turkey late Friday to bolster defenders in the key border town of Kobane which is under assault by Islamic State group jihadists.

Some 150 Iraqi peshmerga fighters left a Turkish military warehouse to head across the border and join the fight against the jihadists.…

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More than 4,000 people have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian separatists, the U.N. said Friday, as the Ukrainian president took steps to "unite" the country after elections.

The United Nations said in over six months there have been 4,035 deaths, more than 300…

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Two marine reserves proposed for Antarctica failed to win approval at international talks in Australia on Friday, campaigners said, adding the decision left one of the world's last untouched wildernesses vulnerable.

Australia had hoped for support for its joint French and European Union plan for a Marine Protected Area (MPA)…

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A police officer tries to control Halloween revelers at the Shibuya scramble crossing on Friday night.

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Japan's wireless network providers are to lift restrictions on which network their subscribers can use, the government said, demanding that all smartphones and tablets to be sold with their SIM cards unlocked upon customers' request starting next year.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday that all…

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Although Japan is not often considered the best place for sexual equality, steps are definitely being taken in the right direction. More and more women are trailblazing lifelong careers in not always hospitable corporate environments and forgoing more traditional routes such as marriage and becoming a full-time homemaker.

But sometimes…

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