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Emperor Akihito: Huge crowds as Japan monarch gives emotional farewell

Emperor Akihito delivers his last birthday address alongside his wife Empress Michiko



More than 80,000 people have paid their respects to Japan's Emperor Akihito as he gave his final birthday address before his abdication in April.

The emperor, 85, said he took "deep comfort" that his reign had passed without Japan again engaging in war.

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US shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns

The National Archives building in Washington has been shut down by the dispute

 

A partial US government shutdown over budget spending could continue right up to the opening of the next Congress on 3 January, a Trump aide has said.

The shutdown began at midnight Friday after opposition Democrats resisted President Donald Trump's demand for $5bn (£4bn) for his Mexico border wall.

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US government shutdown looms over border wall row


Trump: "Any measure that funds the government must include border security"



A partial US government shutdown is now all but assured after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.

Mr Trump, who has to sign off any deal, is insisting $5.7bn (£4.5bn) in government funding be included to help build his long-promised US border wall.

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1MDB: Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs and two bankers




Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former employees in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe at the country's investment fund, 1MDB.

The US bank has been under scrutiny for its role in helping to raise funds for the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

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