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Japan OKs Divisive Plan to Send Naval Troops to Mideast

TOKYO — Japan on Friday approved a contentious plan to send its naval troops to the Middle East to ensure the safety of Japanese ships transporting oil to the energy-poor country that heavily depends on imports from the region. The Cabinet's decision re...
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Hello Kitty to Make Her Big Screen Debut

NEW YORK — Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she's got a movie deal. Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema announced Tuesday that it has acquired film rights to Hello Kitty from the Japanese corporation Sanrio....