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Japan PM to shake up cabinet, bringing in rising star

JAPAN’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to appoint new foreign and defence ministers and promote a popular rising political star in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.

Canadian warship sails through Taiwan Strait

A CANADIAN frigate was passing through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, Taiwanese and Canadian authorities said, in the latest of a string of such voyages likely to provoke Beijing.

Australia’s ‘Pacific Guantanamo’ quietly emptied

ONLY a handful of people remained at a remote migrant detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island Tuesday, as authorities quietly empty a facility often dubbed “Australia’s Guantanamo”.