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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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Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Are UK banks targeting Muslim charities?
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
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Israel's deadly ceasefire game
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In Pictures: New Orleans' lingering blight
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the US' Gulf Coast, New Orleans still struggles to recover.
In Pictures: Gaza celebrates long-term truce
Palestinians welcomed a long-term ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, which put a stop to seven weeks of bombings.
In Pictures: Kashmir's spinning trouble
Traditional art suffers as widows in Kashmir conflict are paid by the government at less than the cost of wool.
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