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2008-07-03 Thu 16:02
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda told that Self-Defense Forces members would be sent to southern Sudan to join a U.N. peacekeeping mission. Fukuda demonstrated that Japan has the will and capacity to contribute to the international community ahead of the Group of Eight summit.
The Group of Eight summit will be held next week in the Lake Toyako resort area of Hokkaido.
2008-07-03 Thu 00:00
The president of Mongolia has declared a four-day state of emergency in the capital, Ulan Bator, amid violent protests over claims the general election was rigged..
Protesters set fire to the headquarters of the ruling party and attacked a police station.
Rioters set fire to the Cultural Palace and national art gallery in the capital
Five people have died in violent protests.
More than 300 people were hurt, he said, including many police.