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Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings as the Dodgers beat San Francisco 2-1 on Thursday to move level with the Giants atop the National League West standings.

It was a bad day for the NL's divisional leaders, as Atlanta and Milwaukee also lost;…

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Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.

Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice…

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Japan is sending 100 Self-Defense Force personnel soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera will break ground…

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Tokyo stocks rose 0.68% in quiet trade Friday as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares following a mixed session on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 index added 98.74 points to finish at 14,516.27, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 0.58%, or 6.78 points, to 1,173.37.

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A police officer has been arrested for assaulting a woman on a train car in Tokyo. Police identified the suspect as Akira Inada, 53, who works at the Ushigome Station.

TV Asahi reported that Inada faces sexual assault charges after he groped the breasts of a 23-year-old woman sitting beside…

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Japan has decided to continue its whaling program in the Pacific Ocean, reports said Friday, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other "research" hunt in the Antarctic.

If confirmed, the move will likely spark anger among environmentalists who hailed last month's ruling by the U.N.'s International Court…

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An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.

The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix the ropes for hundreds of climbers…

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The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.

More than 48 hours after the 6,825-ton Sewol suddenly listed and then sank,…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by telephone to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on topics including the situation in Ukraine and trade negotiations, an Obama administration official said.

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but…

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A quake with a magnitude of 4.7 struck the Kanto region at 7:53 a.m. Friday. The quake jolted Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa and Tokyo where it registered a 3.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake's epicenter was was in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth…

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