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Japan Cabinet approves greater overseas defense role

Japan’s Cabinet has endorsed a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split...

Report: Philippines factory fire death toll rises to 72

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a rubber slipper factory fire in a suburb of the Philippine capital climbed to 18 after police retrieved another 15...