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Fumio Kishida set to become Japan’s next prime minister

Top of The World: Fumio Kishida, Japan’s former foreign minister, has won the Liberal Democratic Party leadership election, all but assuring he’ll become the country’s next prime minister. And, senators in Washington on Tuesday grilled top Pentagon officials over the chaotic and violent US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Also, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to ease concerns over fuel shortages in the country by placing army troops on standby to help distribute gasoline.

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Six people injured in New Zealand in ISIS-inspired attack

Top of The World: An ISIS-inspired extremist has stabbed and injured six people in Auckland, New Zealand, three of them critically. And, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced that he will not run for re-election as party leader. Also, the UK has announced new sanctions against Myanmar, targeting the Htoo Group of Companies.

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G-7 holds emergency summit on Afghanistan

Top of The World: The G-7 will hold an emergency virtual summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday, a week after the Taliban took over the country. And, US Vice President Kamala Harris has accused China of coercion and intimidation in the South China Sea. Also, the Paralympics have started in Tokyo — without spectators — at the National Stadium.