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Rufus Sewell said his first reaction to playing a post-World War II Nazi in the new Amazon drama "The Man in the High Castle" was reluctance.

In the pilot script, "you didn't see a lot of him outside strutting up and down corridors and torturing people," Sewell told a TV…

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The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Tuesday that 11,672 people were taken to hospitals nationwide to be treated for heatstroke in the week from July 27 to Aug 2, the first time ever that the number of heatstroke patents has surpassed 10,000 in one week.

Tokyo had the highest…

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Rex Ziak, left, historian and co-founder of Obon 2015, hands over a yosegaki hinomaru, a good luck flag, to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Ziak has run a project called Obon 2015 since 2009 to return as many yosegaki hinomaru, signed flags…

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The Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti has relaunched its national airline — a company managed by Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson, officials said Tuesday.

Air Djibouti, which went bankrupt in 2002, recommenced flights on Monday with a cargo plane carrying six tonnes from Djibouti to Somalia, to Hargeisa, the…

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The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago.

"I didn't want to see this place for a…

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Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon Tuesday signed the first "administrative detention" order for a suspected Jewish extremist following the firebombing of a Palestinian home in which a baby was burned alive.

The subject of the order is Mordechai Meir, an Israeli settler arrested on Tuesday for "his involvement in violent…

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Netflix will launch its streaming television service in Japan on September 2, the latest stop in its mission to be a global entertainment powerhouse, it said Tuesday.

The company confirmed the launch date in an email to AFP, after a report in the news blog Venture Beat.

Netflix said in…

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has approved the first drug made with a 3-D printer — pills for treating epilepsy.

The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 milligrams per tablet.

It said the product is a "porous formulation" that…

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A research lab in a Tokyo suburb will start handling some of the world's deadliest viruses for the first time, officials said Tuesday, after local opposition blocked it for decades.

Japan has no active maximum level-four biosafety labs so the move will bring it in line with other G7 nations…

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Police in Tokyo said Tuesday they are looking for a man who tried to rob a pachinko parlor in Minato Ward in the early hours of Monday.

According to police, the man approached the prize exchange booth and threatened the 66-year-old woman employee with a knife, Fuji TV reported. The…

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