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World Leaders Mourn Fatal Shooting of Ex-Japan Leader Shinzo Abe

  • India’s Narendra Modi calls him a ‘towering global statesman’
  • Former leader was seen as close friend of major democracies
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Former Japanese PM Abe Has Died After Being Shot, NHK Says
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World leaders paid tribute to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after the political titan widely credited with reviving the nation’s economy and seen as a close friend by other major democracies, was shot to death. 

Japan’s longest-serving premier was shot from about 3 meters (10 feet) behind during a campaign event in the city of Nara on Friday, ahead of a parliamentary election this weekend. The attack stunned a nation where political violence and guns are extremely rare