Japan's Parliament elects new prime minister

September 16, 2020

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Yoshihide Suga is shown bowing and surrounded by parliamentarians on either side clapping their hands.

Yoshihide Suga bows after being elected as Japan's new prime minister at the parliament's lower house in Tokyo, Sept. 16, 2020.

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Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzō Abe with his right-hand man. And, 14 people were killed in Colombia last week amid clashes between protesters and the police. The deaths were consistent with a tradition of police abuse in the country. Also, the government of Barbados has announced that it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state and become a republic by next year.

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