Japan's ruling party has elected Shinzo Abe as its leader and he's expected to win next week's parliamentary elections. Jocelyn Ford looks at what he'll face when he takes charge of the world's second-largest economy.
Yesterday's military coup in Thailand, while peaceful, has essentially shut down that country for the day and rattled markets in Japan, Singapore and South Korea. But could it bring greater stability in the end? Joe Zefran reports.
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