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Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday.

"Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga on the shores…

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Mongolian grand champion Hakuho beat compatriot Kakuryu at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday to win his 32nd Emperor's Cup, tying him for the all-time lead with sumo legend Taiho.

Hakuho calmly dispatched Kakuryu in the day's final bout to finish the tournament with 14-1 record. Kakuryu finished with…

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Afghanistan's parliament has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year.

Parliament also ratified a separate troop agreement with NATO in a special session Sunday.

The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001…

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People queue to buy jumbo lottery tickets at Yokohama Station on Sunday morning.

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Police in Tokyo's Toshima Ward said Sunday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy on a charge of attempted murder after he stabbed his father.

According to police, the victim, who is in his 50s, called 119 at around 8 a.m. Sunday, saying that he had been stabbed in the stomach,…

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Three bodies were found in the ruins of a house destroyed by fire Saturday night in Takko, Aomori Prefecture, police said Sunday.

According to police, the three victims were identified as Naomasa Tada, 62, his younger brother Ryuiji, 55, and their mother Chiyoko, 88, who had lost the use of…

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Scott Quigg successfully defended his WBA super bantamweight belt a fifth time with a unanimous points win against Hidenori Otake of Japan on Saturday.

Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KO) wobbled Otake (22-2-3, 9 KO) in the second round, opened a cut around his left eye in the 10th, and landed a…

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Forget colonies in space, one Japanese construction company says in the future human beings could live in huge complexes that corkscrew deep into the ocean.

Blue sky thinkers say around 5,000 people could live and work in a modern-day Atlantis, a sphere 500 meters in diameter that houses hotels, residential…

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In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much.

Some 34 million pounds (15.4 million kilograms) of food is thrown away in the United States every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says.

That represents 21% of all…

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