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Japan PM Abe denies favours for friend amid falling support

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, said on Monday he had never instructed that preferential treatment be given to a long-time friend and that his friend had never lobbied for favours.

Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay

Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use.

Japanese PM Abe denies favouritism in approval for school

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that although the man at the centre of a scandal about approval for the establishment of a new veterinary school was an old friend, he had "never once" tried to use that relationship to gain favours.

Five killed in Mexico City shootings

Five people were killed and nearly a dozen injured in separate shootings in Mexico City on Sunday, authorities said, adding to a growing death toll in the capital which has largely been spared the criminal violence plaguing the country.

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