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Former tennis great Andre Agassi on Saturday backed Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori to become a grand slam winner, hailing him as one of the greatest shot-makers ever.

Nishikori has climbed to number five in the world after a breakout year in which he won four titles and reached U.S. Open…

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Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, in an ambush the police blamed on the Shebab Islamic extremists.

The latest attack allegedly carried out by Islamists on Kenyan soil comes after a week in which police raids on mosques…

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Minato Ward in Tokyo has announced plans to make childcare at licensed nurseries and kindergartens free for the second child of families in the area by next fiscal year.

It is the first ever such program adopted by any of the 23 wards of Tokyo.

The program specifically targets all…

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China's defense minister said Friday he wants to enhance dialogue to manage disputes with his country's neighbors, sounding a conciliatory note after several months of sharpened confrontations over territorial claims on land and at sea.

Chang Wanquan said in a speech to a security forum in Beijing that China is…

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Tokyo DisneySea's spectacular night show is being held until Christmas, while Tokyo Disneyland's popular Christmas parade (below) takes place each day.

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Barack Obama has extended the combat role for U.S. troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday.

Previously, the president had said U.S.-led NATO combat operations would finish at the end of this year.

The NATO follow-up…

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Two German men were charged Saturday with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting graffiti on a train, offenses punishable by jail time and flogging with a cane.

Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz, both 21, were charged at a district court with committing trespass and vandalism in the…

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China is building a massive island in the South China Sea that could host an airfield in an area where Beijing is locked in bitter territorial disputes with neighboring states, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.

The vast land reclamation project on the Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands…

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Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal.

In hours of high drama reflecting the delicate stage of the talks, both U.S.…

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Google has begun rolling out a way for people to support websites they frequent and, in return, be rewarded with ad-free pages.

A "Google Contributor" experiment was introduced with a handful of partners including tech news website Mashable and The Onion, which is known for clever satires.

Google described the…

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