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Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday.

Thursday's bombing marked the first such action by foreign troops on Nigerian soil to fight the militants of Boko…

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Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi killed at least 27 people.

The Sunni Islamists have often battled Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias further south and west, but attacks in and around…

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Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body's member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.

Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters on Friday that Ukraine will submit a draft resolution to the U.N. General Assembly that echoes the declaration by the…

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Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Britain's data protection regulator found its privacy policy was too vague.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said in a statement on Friday that it required Google to sign a "formal…

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Actress and self-confessed great fan of the Japanese anime series "Evangelion," Natsuki Kato, left and astronaut Naoko Yamazaki pose at an event in Tokyo on Friday to announce a project to send the Spear of Longinus to the moon by Hakuto, a Google Lunar XPRIZE team from Japan. Hakuto is…

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Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

The top-ranked Djokovic was so absorbed in the moment, he lost track of the score during Friday's semifinal. His mental lapse after the…

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The lower house of the Diet on Friday approved a 3.12 trillion yen extra budget for the current fiscal year to fund stimulus spending and help pull the economy out of recession.

The extra budget for the stimulus, unveiled last month, includes funding for steps such as helping Japan's lagging…

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A Japanese woman who was helping a Fuji TV crew covering the Japanese hostage situation was killed in a traffic accident near the Turkey-Syria border on Thursday.

According to the network, the woman, Kazumi Takatani, lived in Turkey and worked as a film coordinator. Fuji said a taxi, which was…

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The government has announced plans to create a special agency to oversee the foreign trainee program which has come in for criticism for exploiting foreign workers.

According to the government, the agency -- which will have legal authority -- will re-evaluate the purpose of the Technical Intern Training Program to…

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Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a $2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast.

ANA said its April-December net profit soared 57.2% to 52.36 billion yen from a year…

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