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Japanese carrier ANA said Wednesday its net profit more than doubled to $68 million for the April-June quarter thanks to strong results in its international business on the back of a weak yen.

ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, reported the soaring profit after an expansion at…

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The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design.

Zaha Hadid Architects said the contractors were chosen before they submitted cost estimates in…

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The head of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Games has apologized to the IOC over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium.

Yoshiro Mori says he offered "sincere apologies'" in Wednesday's meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach and the executive board.

Earlier this month, the…

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Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from Hasakeh, more than a month after the jihadists attacked the northeastern city, a monitoring group said.

On the political front, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura is due to brief the Security Council Wednesday, while UN aid chief Stephen…

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Japan has been grappling with a severe butter shortage that critics say highlights a bigger problem with the country's protected agricultural sector, a key sticking point in high-profile trade talks this week in Hawaii.

The United States, Japan, and 10 other Pacific Rim countries are looking to finalise the most…

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July 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's games in Major League Baseball.

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Mets, 4, Padres 0

Rookie right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard retired the first 18 batters he faced and ended up allowing three hits over eight shutout innings as the New York Mets beat the…

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Chelsea wrapped up their pre-season tour of the United States on a high note by beating Barcelona in a shootout after their International Champions Cup match ended 2-2 on Tuesday.

Eden Hazard scored an exquisite opener for the English champions before the Spaniards hit back with two goals in the…

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Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that Babymetal sprang up out of nowhere from the rock/metal ground and has grown into a flourishing band with a heap of hardcore fans. They’ve performed in both Europe and America and featured the acclaimed guitars of metal band DragonForce on their single…

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One of Japan's best-known contemporary artists is locked in a fight with a public museum over claims it has threatened to pull the plug on works critical of the conservative government.

Makoto Aida said the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo told him to yank the pieces from an exhibit that…

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Move over Tinder -- a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance.

While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about…

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