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Boston's Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth inning before Dustin Pedroia scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch as the Red Sox won 8-7 at Texas on Friday in a clash of American League contenders.

The victory kept the Red Sox within 1-1/2…

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A 57-year-old woman stabbed her younger sister and her mother in her 80s, and then stabbed herself, at their apartment in Tokyo's Tachikawa, police said Saturday.

According to police, the younger sister died of stab wounds, while the suspect and her mother will survive. The two sisters lived with their…

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A 76-year-old man was killed after the truck he was driving was hit by a freight train on a crossing in Nogimachi, Tochigi Prefecture, police said Saturday.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 6:40 p.m. Friday on the JR Utsunomiya Line. Fuji TV reported that the truck driven…

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says it would be difficult for the time being to revise the armament-renouncing article of Japan's pacifist constitution, an issue drawing attention as the July 10 upper house election approaches.

Article 9 of the U.S.-drafted constitution renounces war and, if read literally, bans the maintenance of…

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Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi, who won Olympic gold in Athens 12 years ago and bronze in London four years ago, has come up short in his bid to compete at a fifth Games in Rio de Janeiro in August.

The 41-year-old, who also won the world title in Daegu…

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Founding EU members are to hold a crisis meeting Saturday on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

As the Brexit vote sent global financial markets into freefall, Moody's cut Britain's credit rating outlook to "negative",…

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If you’re American then sorry, Kewpie doesn’t think you’re ready for its hard-core naked angel logo like most of Earth is.

From the end of May this year, Japan’s premier mayonnaise brand Kewpie began manufacturing in the USA. Although the unbelievably sweet condiment has been enjoyed by Americans for years…

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Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

Now the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from "autism glass" — an experimental device that records and analyzes faces in real time and alerts…

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A melon with the Hello Kitty face grown on it is pictured at the Sanrio Co headquarters in Tokyo. The melons, grown in Hokkaido, cost 5,400 yen each.

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Japan is said to be currently undergoing a boom in "taishu sakaba." The term literally means a drinking place for the masses.

Offering a nostalgic atmosphere evocative of the bygone Showa Era (1925-1989), these blue-collar drinking spots supposedly allow patrons an inexpensive chance to travel back to simpler times, when…

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