Japan votes for upper house; Abe's party seen as favorite
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Japan votes for upper house; Abe's party seen as favorite

Japanese are voting in an election for the upper house of parliament, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is expected to keep the majority

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The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker
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The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

The U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed international shipping" in the Strait of Hormuz

Pope: Moon landing inspires progress on justice, environment
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Pope: Moon landing inspires progress on justice, environment

Pope Francis is hoping that the 50th anniversary of man's moon walk inspires efforts to help our "common home" on Earth

The Latest: Ukraine's leader vows to end lawmaker immunity
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The Latest: Ukraine's leader vows to end lawmaker immunity

Ukraine's president says one of the first tasks of the country's new parliament should be to consider a lifting a law granting immunity from prosecution for members of parliament

1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal
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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

Portuguese authorities say that one thousand firefighters are working to contain wild fires that have injured eight firefighters and one civilian

Hong Kong protesters continue past march's end point
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Hong Kong protesters continue past march's end point

Hong Kong protesters have pressed on past the designated end point for a march in which tens of thousands repeated demands for direct elections and an independent investigation into police tactics used in previous demonstrations

Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson
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Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson

Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio

Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed
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Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed

Pakistani officials say a female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting attack on police, in a complex assault that killed nine people and wounded 30

Ukrainians vote, leader seeks support to fight corruption
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Ukrainians vote, leader seeks support to fight corruption

Ukrainians are voting in a snap parliamentary election in which the party of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to take the largest share of votes

Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosion
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Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosion

Authorities in central China say the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured