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Apr. 26, 2017

String of Government Gaffes

Japan's prime minister and members of his party are in damage control after a controversial comment by a cabinet minister.

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Mar. 23, 2017

Lawmakers Hear Scandal Testimony

Lawmakers Hear Scandal Testimony

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Mar. 17, 2017

School President to Testify

Anchor Sho Beppu analyzes 2 issues -- a land-deal scandal in Osaka, and the controversial handling of records by Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.

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Mar. 16, 2017

Tough Trip Ahead

Japan's foreign minister and his US counterpart held a meeting in Tokyo and exchanged views on a range of issues. But the focus was on North Korea.

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Dec. 13, 2016

Fight for Aleppo in Final Stages

The Syrian military's fight to retake the northern city of Aleppo appears to be in its final stages. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says some 97 percent of areas once held by opposition forces have been seized.

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Nov. 15, 2016

New Duties for Japan's SDF

The next Japanese unit to join a UN peace keeping mission in South Sudan will be operating under new orders.

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Oct. 28, 2016

Nuclear Weapons Ban Resolution

A UN committee has adopted a resolution calling for a total ban on nuclear weapons. It's a step forward for supporters who hope to eventually negotiate a treaty that would go further than the ones currently in place.

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Sep. 30, 2016

Bidding Farewell to Peres

Former Israeli President and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres advocated for peace in the Middle East. While that prospect remains uncertain, scores of world leaders gathered to rethink the way forward at Peres' funeral

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Sep. 28, 2016

Israel's Shimon Peres Dies

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, a key figure in politics in the Middle East, has passed away.

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Aug. 31, 2016

ISIL: Spokesman Killed in Syria

The Islamic State group says the man who served as their spokesman and head of external terrorist operations has been killed in Syria.

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