Japan ex-PM Shinzo Abe in hospital after being shot
08 July 2022 | 7:32 am
Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot on Friday while campaigning for a parliamentary election, with public broadcaster NHK saying a man armed with an apparently homemade gun opened fired at him from behind.
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