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Nelson Mandela's former bodyguard has weighed into the decades-old controversy over the All Blacks' 1995 Rugby World Cup loss to South Africa, claiming bookies spiked the New Zealanders' drinks ahead of the final.

The Jonah Lomu-inspired All Blacks went into the decider as red-hot favorites, only to lose 15-12 in…

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Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.

The United States had confirmed that Neil Prakash, also known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, was killed in Mosul on Friday, Attorney-General George Brandis said.

The 24-year-old Australian citizen of…

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In the aftermath of a series of earthquakes that forced thousands of people to leave their homes in Kumamoto Prefecture last month, police said there have been a string of burglaries of homes and abandoned offices.

Some residents who had taken refuge in evacuation facilities have reported that their damaged…

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Police in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 51-year-old man on a charge of reckless driving resulting in death.

According to police, a car driven by Katsuhiko Ishizaki, crossed over the center line on a national highway and slammed head-on into a station wagon being driven by elementary school teacher Aki…

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An 18-year-old girl was killed after the car she was riding in was hit by a falling boulder on a mountain road in Onan, Shimane Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Fuji TV reported that Yumi Kurihara, a Yamaguchi University student, was sitting…

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U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump called on Japan on Wednesday to drastically increase its financial contribution to maintain the American military facilities it hosts under a 1960 security treaty.

"Of course they should pick up all the expense. Why are we paying for this?" Trump, the front-runner in the Republican…

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You don't have to be Hawaiian to enjoy the new, creative and chic food offerings on the menu at Tokyo's newest Hawaiian-themed restaurant located on the 10th floor of the recently opened Tokyu Plaza Ginza (across from Sony building in Ginza.)

Guy & Jo's (Guy Kaoo - the father and…

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy.

Obama said America's tradition is to welcome newcomers because it was founded by immigrants. He said that tradition also makes difficult to understand why some people are blocking…

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Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru has been cut from the Queensland Reds' 23-man squad for the Super Rugby match against the Crusaders in New Zealand on Friday.

Goromaru, the star of Japan's 2015 World Cup campaign who was expected to become the Reds' starting fullback when he joined in the off-season,…

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Australian rock band Midnight Oil, known for their intense live performances and political activism, announced on Thursday they are reforming for gigs at home and overseas.

The Oils had worldwide hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s with "Beds are Burning" and "Blue Sky Mine" before disbanding in 2002…

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