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Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, falls on the ground in Nara, western Japan Friday, July 8, 2022. Photo: Kyodo News via AP

Japan Ex-leader Shinzo Abe Apparently Shot, in Heart Failure

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in heart failure after apparently being shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan, NHK public television said Friday.

LA Woman Booted From Ceremony For Dress Invites Fury Online

BANGKOK — A Thai-American woman turned away Thursday from a Thai temple in Los Angeles for her attire has become an object of contempt online.

Passengers Describe Terror Aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight

PERTH, Australia — Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling before the airliner turned back to the Australian city of Perth.

Meet the 91-Yr-Old Japanese Who Uncovers Horrors of ‘Unit 731’

TOKYO (Xinhua) — "There was smoke everywhere. The whole sky was black. Bodies were hanging on power poles. I was young and I was screaming: 'Dad, get that man off the pole and bring him home for me to look after.'"

Iran Acknowledges Porn Star Visited Country

Apparently unaware she could face a death sentence, a British porn actress says she flew to Iran to undergo a nose job and later wrote online about it, immediately sparking a social media outcry in the largely conservative Islamic Republic.

Khmer Sex Slave Tells Story of Trafficking

LONDON — Cambodians say that when human traffickers arrive in a village, they bring a storm and tears with them, an experience that Aya, sold into slavery when she was 16, will never forget.
Photo: Toshiyuki IMAI / Flickr

Japanese Passport Tops 2018 Visa-Free Travel Index

LONDON — Japan has overtaken Singapore to claim the top spot on the 2018 Henley Passport Index, having gained visa-free access to Myanmar this month. Japan...

11 Passengers on Thai-China Flights Found With Coronavirus

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China's civil aviation regulator has announced that a Thai Lion Air's Bangkok-Guangzhou flight, as well as a Thai AirAsia X's Bangkok-Tianjin flight, would be suspended after several passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on recent flights.
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha holds a vial during the welcoming ceremony for Sinovac vaccines at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Feb. 24, 2021.

Chinese Officials Say Chinese Vaccines’ Effectiveness Low

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boost.

Laos Locks Down Capital Over Virus Outbreak Tied to Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Laos locked down its capital and closed its international borders to most traffic Thursday after identifying a COVID-19 cluster connected to its bigger neighbor Thailand.

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