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A powerful earthquake shook  Tokyo and the surrounding areas on Monday afternoon. No tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said a quake that struck off Japan on Monday was 5.3 magnitude.

The tremor shook buildings in Tokyo and briefly halted some train lines, including the Tokyo Metro subway lines.

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Four people were killed and 20 injured when a bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded on Sunday in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said.

According to Pakistani media reports, the bomb attack was carried out in the town of Sibi, about 130 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta, on Sunday.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast, apparently a random act of terrorism meant to cause panic and fear in the area, he added.

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Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.” Imagine that they operated outside of US law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most of