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North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that was the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility was a "dangerous declaration of war."

Pyongyang said it was immediately deporting the hundreds of South Koreans…

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Three members of a family perished in a fire that destroyed their house in Shomotsuke, Tochigi Prefecture, on Thursday morning.

According to police, six people lived in the two-story wooden house and an adjacent house owned by Isamu Omori, 60.

Fuji TV reported that at around 7:40 a.m., Omori's 52-year-old…

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As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy construction of the building and the island's questionable safety record.

The Wei-kuan building was the only high-rise to crumble completely in the…

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Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors.

On the face of it, hosting the Olympics is a big win for Japan at a time…

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About 40 foreigners detained by an immigration office in Osaka launched a hunger strike Wednesday, demanding improvement in food and medical care, their supporters said.

The Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau was not immediately available for comment.

A group of 25 detainees requested in writing on Jan 6, as did another…

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Twitter's woes deepened Wednesday as the struggling messaging platform said it failed to add users in the past quarter, adding to concerns it is lagging in the fast-moving world of social networks.

The San Francisco group said its base of monthly active users was 320 million at the end of…

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Top-seeded Kei Nishikori opened his bid for a fourth straight Memphis Open title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Ryan Harrison on Wednesday night.

Nishikori was cruising through the second set up a break at 5-3. Harrison held serve, then broke the Japanese player in the lengthy 10th game.…

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina ended their presidential campaigns on Wednesday, narrowing the field challenging front-runner Donald Trump in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination.

Christie, 53, said in a Facebook post he was leaving the race "without an ounce of regret," a…

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Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse.

Syria's Kurds have been…

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Emergency workers in southern Germany brought in a huge crane Wednesday to start removing the wreckage from a deadly head-on train crash after police said they were no longer looking for another victim.

Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said authorities came to the conclusion that no one was unaccounted-for in the…

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