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Japan’s upper house passes bill to end Iraq mission

Japan’s opposition-ruled upper house voted Wednesday to end the country’s air mission to Iraq, but the bill was expected to be overridden by the lower chamber of the divided parliament. Adding to the political heat, prosecutors arrested the former top bureaucrat of the defence ministry on bribery allegations in a growing scandal which has touched a minister in Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s two-month-old cabinet. Full Story

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