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Abe's Body Returns to His Home As Japan Mourns Slain Ex-PM

INTERNATIONAL: A motorcade carrying the body of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at his home in the Japanese capital on Saturday 9 July, as police in the western city of Nara where he was assassinated said there had been security flaws.

Tributes poured in from the world as leaders of various countries including Cambodia, America, Australia, China, and South Korea all expressed shock and sadness at the assassination of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. U.N. Security Council held minute of silence, and Biden signed in the condolence book.

In Australia the Sydney Opera House was illuminated in the red and white colours of the Japanese flag in his honour.

Japan's longest-serving leader, Abe died after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the country had lost a "great politician".

The Japanese government expects security loopholes in the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be discussed and investigated, the country's top spokesperson said on Monday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular briefing that the government has received a report suggesting there was security and guard system fault.

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