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Japan's DPJ loses upper house vote
Final results leave ruling party's position weakened, prompting apology from the PM.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2010 10:54 GMT
Japan PM 'sorry' for poll loss
Naoto Kan apologises for poor showing in parliamentary polls but vows a fresh start.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2010 10:12 GMT
Japan PM 'suffers election setback'
Coalition government loses majority in upper house of parliament, exit polls suggest.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2010 20:00 GMT
Japanese voters head to polls
PM faces key test in election that could deal blow to efforts to tackle massive public debt.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2010 04:39 GMT
Japan PM faces election test
Analysts say poor result could push Naoto Kan from office after just a month in power.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2010 04:54 GMT
New Japan PM vows to reduce debt
Naoto Kan's pledge comes as banking minister, an advocate of big spending, quits.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2010 05:54 GMT
Japan's banking minister quits
Move by advocate of big spending could pave way for new PM to rein in huge debt.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2010 04:23 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
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Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
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Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
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