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January 7, 2014

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) is led by a Shinto priest as he visits Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo December 26, 2013. Abe visited Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, in a move likely to anger Asian neighbor China and South Korea. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

“Harry Potter” villain resurrected in Asia

As if tensions between China and Japan weren’t running high enough, both countries are now comparing each other to Voldemort, the dark lord in the bestselling magical wizard series.

There’s money in those apps

It’s ka-ching for Apple. The tech company reported $10 billion worth of app sales for 2013, with a record of almost 3 billion downloads in December alone.

Boss-napping employees gone wild

Why did French workers hold two executives at a Goodyear tire plant overnight?

Video: How chimps choose their chums

Turns out that the simians pick their friends much the way do: they look for buddies just like them.

Opinion: A populist, by any other name?

It’s time to define what we mean by populism, argues Reuters columnist Michael Kazin.

Gallery: An Indonesian volcano blows its top

Reuters photographers captured the raw power of the Mount Sinabung volcano.

Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash and lava as seen from Erajaya village in Karo district, Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, early morning January 6, 2014. About 20,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for Sinabung to the highest level in November 2013, local media reported on Monday. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

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