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Japan holds state funeral for slain PM Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe

Leaders from around the world are gathering in Tokyo for a state funeral for Japan’s slain former prime minister Shinzo Abe. The 67-year-old politician, Japan’s longest-serving PM, was gunned down at an election rally in July. Some 20,000 police officers are reportedly being deployed for Tuesday’s event – security is exceptionally tight given that police […]

Shinzo Abe: Japan ex-PM shot dead at campaign event

Shinzo Abe: Japan ex-PM shot dead at campaign event

SOURCE: BBC NEWS Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe has died in hospital after he was shot at a political campaign event, say local media. Mr Abe was shot at twice while he was giving a speech in the southern city of Nara on Friday morning. He immediately collapsed and was rushed to the nearest […]