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Four people have been arrested on suspicion of possessing about 100 kilograms of stimulant drugs on a ferry in Kagoshima Prefecture, police said.

The drugs, with a street value of some 7 billion yen ($62 million), are likely to have been smuggled into Japan via an islet off the main…

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Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in the men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.

Pinturault, who was second after the first run, used a blistering second run of 1 minute, 17.78 seconds to finish 0.51 ahead of compatriot Mathieu Faivre.

Massimiliano Blardone of Italy was third, 0.67…

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A 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 7-year-old daughter and her 5-year-old son at their home in Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture.

According to police, the woman turned up at a police station at 3:40 a.m. With her was her 11-year-son who had choke marks on his neck,…

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Participants dressed as "minions" compete during the Minions Run charity event in Tokyo on Saturday. Some 10,000 people took part in the one-kilometer run to raise money for children's charities.

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The United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea following North Korea's recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, U.S. Forces Korea said Saturday.

The move came as the two allies plan to start detailed discussions on bringing in an advanced, high-altitude U.S. missile defense…

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Mexico greeted Pope Francis with mariachi music and thousands of Catholic faithful lining the streets after the pontiff held historic talks with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba.

President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday welcomed Francis at the airport while a mariachi band played before he climbed…

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Top seed Kei Nishikori moved closer to a fourth straight ATP Memphis title, saving all five break points he faced in a 6-2, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Mikhail Kukushkin.

Japan's world number seven, who has now won all five of his meetings with Kazakhstan's Kukushkin, reached his first ATP semifinal…

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Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a draft agreement Friday to curb greenhouse gas emissions while increasing their energy interdependence.

The deal will see the three nations working together to better coordinate their energy resources as they move "towards a continental approach to energy," Canadian Resources Minister Jim Carr…

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U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx flies to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal.

It will let U.S. airlines bid on routes for dozens…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she is becoming more confident a deal to keep Britain in the European Union will be reached, but she warned more compromises may be needed on both sides.

Speaking at an event in Hamburg attended by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Merkel said…

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