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Chicago overcame the early loss of starting pitcher Jason Hammel and the relievers still shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 2-0 victory on Monday which maintained the Cubs' strong lead in the National League Central division.

In the NL East, Washington retained a one game lead by winning…

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A preparation committee was launched on Tuesday to carry out work for the establishment of a foundation tasked with helping improve the lives of aging former Korean comfort women, who were forced into wartime brothels for the Japanese military.

The committee, comprised of 11 members, held its first meeting the…

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Two capybaras, Nori, left, and Salt, right, are fed bamboo by employees of Japanese confectionery company Calbee Inc at the company's office in Tokyo on Tuesday. The company welcomed the capybaras as PR staff to promote their potato chips.

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Police have arrested an unemployed 43-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he shoved his 55-year-old girlfriend into the sea at Yamashita Park in Yokohama's waterfront area.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. on Monday. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the suspect, Yasuo…

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A Tokyo court sentenced former Japanese baseball star Kazuhiro Kiyohara on Tuesday to two years and six months in prison, suspended for four years, for possessing, using and purchasing illegal drugs.

The prosecution had demanded 30 months in prison without suspension for the 48-year-old former Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants…

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A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that somewhat tempers recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported…

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More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday.

The details were revealed in the 2016 Global Slavery Index, a research report by the Walk Free Foundation, an initiative set up…

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Nick Bonino scored the game winner in the waning minutes as the Penguins edged the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in Pittsburgh in the first game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

The Penguins, seeking their first NHL championship since 2009, will try to stretch their lead in the best-of-seven series…

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Japan's factory output fell 3.5% in April from the same month a year earlier, while consumer spending also edged lower, though both showed improvement from the month before, the government said Tuesday.

Earlier, the government reported that the consumer price index fell 0.3% in April for the second straight month…

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that an upcoming "landmark summit" will enhance the alliance's defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number still haven't been finalized.

Stoltenberg spoke in Warsaw, which will host a July 8-9 NATO summit that will give…

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