Gaming mogul Packer retreats from Japan plans

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Tycoon James Packer Monday said plans for gaming empire Crown to expand into the lucrative Japanese market were “off the table” as the company focuses on developing a flagship Sydney casino.
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Catalan parties discuss next move after Spain raises stakes

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Catalan parties were due to meet Monday to discuss their next steps at the start of a week that will see Spain dismiss the region’s government to stave off its threat to break away from the country.
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Pitched battle promises baseball World Series classic

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Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw and Houston hurler Justin Verlander lead the Dodgers and Astros into the 113th World Series on Tuesday seeking to capture a first Major League Baseball crown.
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AC/DC producer and Australian music pioneer George Young dies

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Australian music pioneer George Young, a driving force behind AC/DC which was fronted by his brothers Angus and Malcolm, has died aged 70, the band and his publishing house said Monday.
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Abe targets N. Korea after storming to ‘super-majority’ vote win

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide “super-majority” in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed Monday, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to “deal firmly” with North Korea.
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