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A bomb blast in Nigeria's northern university town of Zaria killed at least 25 people Tuesday including a 2-year-old toddler, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Witnesses said the blast came from a…

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched a desperate bid to win fresh aid from skeptical creditors at an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, before his country's banks run out of money.

But German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on arrival there was still no basis for reopening negotiations with Athens.…

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China opened Tuesday an exhibition of guns and photos of massacres to commemorate the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare.

Soldiers and children stood in silence outside…

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit Fukushima Prefecture later this month to show their support for victims of the March 11, 2011 disaster. It will be the imperial couple's fourth visit to the prefecture since the nuclear disaster forced tens of thousands of people to abandon their homes.

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Japan's Ministry of Finance said Tuesday that international policy veteran Masatsugu Asakawa will become the country's top financial diplomat, whose tasks include coordinating with other nations and the IMF as well as arranging currency interventions.

Asakawa's broad network with policymakers both inside and outside Japan puts him in an ideal…

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When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them.

But are they really a good idea?

Car companies answer with an emphatic yes. They say outsized dashboard displays that behave more like smart…

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A protester wears a cutout of a defaced portrait of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe while holding a sign which reads "security bill", as others carry illustrations of the Japanese military flag, during a demonstration Tuesday outside the Japanese consulate in Hong. Tuesday marked the 78th anniversary of the start…

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Japan's public debt burden is likely to remain high under a new fiscal framework approved last month as the government's structural reforms will not boost economic growth and tax revenue significantly, Fitch Ratings says.

Japan's fiscal plan relies almost entirely on achieving high economic growth to increase tax revenue, but…

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Serena Williams' latest Grand Slam match against Victoria Azarenka ended the same way as the previous nine — with Williams walking off as the winner.

The top-ranked Williams fought back from a set down Tuesday to beat Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Centre Court to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and…

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We think "Death Note" is a pretty cool manga and anime series. The delicate artwork is beautiful to look at (you have to admit, the protagonist Light is one fine-looking character, even if he turns out to be, well … seriously psychotic), the Death Gods look creepy in an awesome…

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