Snap election gamble looks set to pay off for Japan’s Abe

If current opinion polls are to be believed, this Sunday voters in Japan will return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to office with an increased majority, putting the 63-year-old conservative on track to become the longest-serving leader in the country’s post-war history.

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Ardern to become New Zealand PM

Jacinda Ardern will be the next New Zealand Prime Minister, after Winston Peters, the leader of the minority NZ First agreed to support Ardern’s Labour party in a coalition government.

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Nigerian star campaigner takes on corruption

Hadiza Bala Usman shot to prominence as a leading figure of the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, a driving force of what became a global movement to secure the return of 276 schoolgirls abducted by terror group Boko Haram.

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Ardern to become New Zealand PM

Jacinda Ardern will be the next New Zealand Prime Minister, after Winston Peters, the leader of the minority NZ First agreed to support Ardern’s Labour party in a coalition government.

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Nigerian star campaigner takes on corruption

Hadiza Bala Usman shot to prominence as a leading figure of the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, a driving force of what became a global movement to secure the return of 276 schoolgirls abducted by terror group Boko Haram.

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Suspected child abusers featured on ‘The Hunt’ caught

Two suspected child abusers, on the lam for over 17 years, were taken into custody early Wednesday morning, less than a month after the allegations against them were featured on HLN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh.”

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57 dead in Madagascar outbreak

The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases.

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Senate approves budget kick-starting GOP tax reform effort

The Senate voted Thursday to pass a budget resolution for next year that is mostly significant because it could make it easier for Republicans to pass major tax cuts, a top GOP priority.

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Somalia car bombings kill at least 300

At least 300 people were confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia’s modern history.

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Obama’s back. Will Democrats listen?

Former President Barack Obama is heading back into the fray Thursday for rallies where he’ll try to turn black voters out for Democratic gubernatorial nominees

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