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Japan's Abe apologizes amid cronyism scandal, vows to revise constitution

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings in a slump amid a suspected cronyism scandal and cover-up, apologized again on Sunday for causing anxiety and loss of confidence in his government.


GM factory worker in South Korea found dead in suspected suicide

SEOUL (Reuters) - A worker at a South Korean plant of General Motors was found dead in a suspected suicide after filing for a voluntary redundancy program of the U.S. carmaker's ailing unit, union officials and police said on Sunday.


China renews pledges to open economy, protect IP rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - China pledged on Sunday to press ahead with market opening and reforms while reiterating that it will treat domestic and foreign firms equally and protect intellectual property rights.


Obama: North Korea's isolation means less leverage in talks

Former President Barack Obama says negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult, partly because the country's isolation minimizes possible leverage, such as trade and travel sanctions against Pyongyang.

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$1M lawsuit filed against lottery winner who molested granddaughter

An Iowa mother has filed a $1 million civil lawsuit after her 6-year-old daughter's grandfather -- who pleaded gulty to molesting the child -- saw his sentenced reduced and weeks later claimed a $100,000 lottery prize.


China air force drills again in South China Sea, Western Pacific

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force has held another round of drills in the disputed South China Sea and the Western Pacific after passing though Japan's southern islands, the air force said on Sunday, calling such exercises the best preparation for war


Drivers face rip-off fees of more than £300 to update sat-navs in their cars

MOTORISTS face rip-off bills of more than £300 to update their sat-navs, an investigation found. Manufacturers charge vastly different rates to install latest maps for in-built systems depending on the car and age. But most of them get the software from

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Iowa family found dead in Mexico inhaled toxic gas, autopsies reveal

An Iowa family found dead in a vacation condo in Mexico died from inhaling toxic gas, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday.


Police, politicians accused of joining Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots

KANDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Police and politicians backed by the country's former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka's Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewe


Are Millennials Killing Youth Sports?

A baby bust is having an effect on youth sports participation. Is this a long-term trend?


Arming teachers with guns won't help prevent school shootings, research suggests — here's how Germany dealt with the problem

George Frey/Getty Images President Donald Trump said having "highly trained" teachers armed with guns in class could help prevent tragedies like the deadly Florida school shooting. Trump said he'd support spending federal dollars to give "expert teachers


Federer's stunning loss leaves Miami tournament wide open

(Reuters) - Roger Federer suffered a shock 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) defeat to Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis on Saturday that will cost the Swiss his world number one ranking and leaves the Miami men's tournament wide open.


Beijing issues three-day major smog alert, third this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing declared its third major smog alert of 2018, and the second this month, just a day after being named the top performer among 28 Chinese cities that took special measures to rein in pollution.


Tropical Cyclone Nora lashes northern Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The far north of Australia was lashed by a Category 3 tropical cyclone over the weekend, bringing strong winds and heavy rain that raised fears of potential flooding.

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Austin bomb suspect called self a 'psychopath,' congressman says

(Reuters) - The 23-year-old Texan blamed for a deadly Austin bombing spree described himself as a psychopath and showed no remorse in a confession he taped before blowing himself up as police closed in to arrest him, a U.S. congressman said on Saturday.

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