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Shinzo Abe

Biden joins Asian, global leaders in expressing shock over Abe shooting

Tributes pour in from India, Taiwan, Australia and other Japan partners

From left, U.S. President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern were among the world leaders mourning former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Source photos by Reuters)

TOKYO -- Global leaders expressed shock and offered condolences following the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an attack that shook the nation on Friday.

Abe was shot Friday morning by a man in his 40s during a campaign speech in the western city of Nara ahead of the upper house election scheduled for Sunday.

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