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Jul 29, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly had no prior problems with murder victim

A 16-year-old girl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, suspected of killing and dismembering her classmate Saturday, had no personal trouble with the victim, police said Tuesday, retracting earlier information that a personal grudge may have been involved. The suspect, whose name is being withheld because ...

Jul 29, 2014

China indicts Japanese politician for drug smuggling

Chinese prosecutors have indicted a Japanese politician for carrying illegal drugs last year at an airport in the country, a source said Tuesday. Takuma Sakuragi, 70, a member of the Inazawa Municipal Assembly in Aichi Prefecture, was taken into custody Oct. 31 after about ...