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Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

(Updates with completion of spacewalk) By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 24 (Reuters) – Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk,…

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Trauma to lives, economy from tsunami persists 6 years on

TOKYO (AP) — Six years ago, more than 18,000 people died or went missing as a tsunami triggered by a massive quake engulfed coastal areas of northeastern Japan. Tens of…

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Shanshan Feng shoots 64 to take LPGA Tour lead in Japan

IBARAKI, Japan (AP) — Shanshan Feng shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to take the TOTO Japan Classic lead, putting the Chinese star in position to close the Asian swing…

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Asian stocks edge up to four-month high, dollar sags on Fed caution

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up to a four-month high on Thursday as receding worries of near-term U.S. interest rate hikes continued to buoy investors' appetite…

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Shares, bonds rally, dollar off as Yellen strikes cautious pose

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rallied on Wednesday as markets scaled back expectations for how swift & how far U.S. interest rates might rise this year, bruising…

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Melbourne Rebels dominate Japan's Sunwolves in Super Rugby

TOKYO (AP) — The Melbourne Rebels overpowered the Sunwolves 35-9, denying the Japan-based team its first win during a Super Rugby schedule of six matches Saturday spread across five countries…

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Toyota adds 331,200 vehicles to Takata air bag recalls

DETROIT (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T><TM.N> said on Wednesday it is expanding by 331,200 cars worldwide its recall involving potentially defective Takata Corp <7312.T> air bag parts. Toyota earlier…

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Sharp liabilities list covered worst-case scenarios: source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sharp Corp's list of liabilities that prompted Taiwan's Foxconn to suspend signing a takeover deal was an unverified study of worst-case scenario risks, rather than liabilities requiring…

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Asia stocks down for 3rd day, Japan drops 3.8 percent

Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves approximately shaky global growth, falling oil prices & possible capital shortfalls at major European banks.

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Japan says El Nino has weakened, weather to return to normal by summer

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's meteorology agency said on Wednesday that the El Nino weather pattern, which is often linked to heavy rainfall & droughts, had somewhat weakened & that the…

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