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A 15-year-old girl was assaulted by a man who stole her school uniform skirt in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Thursday.

According to police, the girl was walking to school when a man came up behind her, grabbed her by the shoulders and started punching her in the face, TV…

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A 36-year-old woman holding her one-year-old son in her arms jumped off the platform in front of a train at Nezu Station on the Chiyoda subway line in Tokyo, police said.

The woman was killed by an oncoming train but the child survived, sustaining only minor injuries, TV Asahi reported.…

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The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.

A Colorado school official said the Denver area girls —…

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A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.

Butler stroked a hard, RBI single in the first inning that his team desperately needed, then lined…

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Twitter on Wednesday set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free "Fabric" platform to help developers build better programs and make more money.

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo touted Fabric as "the future of mobile software development" while unveiling the platform at the one-to-many messaging service's first…

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Mexico on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month's attack that left six students dead and 43 missing.

Mexican authorities have searched in vain for any trace of the college students who disappeared on September…

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A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves.


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An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation, reports said Wednesday.

Dutch rights groups Terre des Hommes said in November last year it…

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Japan's deputy prime minister Taro Aso met China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Wednesday, Japanese reports said, as the Asian rivals pave the way for a possible summit next month.

Aso and Zhang chatted for "minutes" on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers' gathering in Beijing, ahead…

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A man in Japan says he was questioned by police and branded a “pervert” after providing emergency medical assistance to a woman. The man was attending to the woman who had been involved in a traffic accident when he believes someone who saw him cutting through the woman’s clothes to…

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