Japan's ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving speech
Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has been assassinated while giving a campaign speech in southern Japan.
Abe, 67, immediately collapsed after being shot in the neck and was rushed to hospital.
The ex-leader had no vital signs and was bleeding heavily, hospital officials said. He was pronounced dead about five hours later.
The suspected attacker - reported to be a male in his 40s - was tackled at the scene and arrested.
Abe - in office in 2006-07 and 2012-20 - remains the country's longest-serving PM and best-known figure internationally.
Credit: The BBC