Shinzo Abe says "strong diplomacy" was needed, as exit polls show him winning Sunday's election.
The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.
The eight-year study finds infant sea creatures will be especially harmed by more acidic oceans.
The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.
It's filling the hole left by the disappearance of the traditional building concierge.
Two hostages were held by a suspected gunman in an incident police say was unconnected to terrorism.
Two people die and more than 10 are injured as heavy rains and strong winds hit the country.
Central government says the polls are unnecessary but they are permitted under the constitution.
About 140,000 employees will face random testing for explosives in a security crackdown.
The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.
Lewis Hamilton moves closer to fourth world drivers' title with a dominant victory at the United States Grand Prix.
A strong showing would enable President Mauricio Macri to complete his pro-market economic reforms.
Berlin sees protests against the far-right Alternative For Germany days before they enter parliament.
French TV was filming the president chatting with junior ministers when Nemo stole the scene.
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