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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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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
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