Japan holds controversial state funeral for assassinated leader Shinzo Abe | CNN

Tokyo CNN  —  Japan bid farewell to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an elaborate state funeral Tuesday, despite public opposition to the cost of the event as the country grapples with their late leader’s legacy. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime

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Death toll in Bangladesh boat tragedy rises to 61 | CNN

The death toll from the sinking of an overcrowded ferry carrying Hindu devotees in northern Bangladesh climbed to 61 on Tuesday, with many passengers still missing two days after the disaster. Onlookers and relatives of the missing gathered along the

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Putin’s ‘chef’ Prigozhin admits creating Wagner mercenary outfit in 2014 | CNN

CNN  —  Yevgeny Prigozhin, one of Russia’s most elusive oligarchs, now admits to founding the private military company known as Wagner in 2014, reversing years of denials about his connection to the shadowy outfit. Prigozhin is so close to the

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UK authorities try to calm panicked markets | CNN Business

London CNN Business  —  UK policymakers are trying to calm markets after a plan by Prime Minister Liz Truss to cut taxes while ramping up borrowing sparked panic among investors worried it could feed inflation and destabilize government finances. The

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What you need to know about Iran’s raging protests | CNN

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Protests continued across Iran on Sunday despite

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Ebola infections grow in Uganda as death toll rises to 23 | CNN

CNN  —  Ebola infections have risen across districts in Uganda, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed and suspected deaths to 23, health authorities in the east African country said Monday. Uganda declared an Ebola outbreak last Tuesday after a case

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