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Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has been shot dead while giving a campaign speech. The 67-year-old’s assassination is particularly “shocking”, says The Washington Post’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee on Twitter, because Japan has some of the world’s strictest gun laws. It’s a “wide open race” as Tory hopefuls begin launching leadership bids, says Politico. So far only Attorney General Suella Braverman and backbencher Tom Tugendhat have announced that they’re running, but more than 10 candidates are expected to follow suit. The bookies’ current favourites are Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and former chancellor Rishi Sunak. Classic lullabies are dying out because millennial parents don’t know the words, says The Sun. Nearly half of mums and dads aged 26 to 41 can’t recall the nursery rhyme Rock-a-bye Baby – some serenade their tots with the Rolling Stones or Kanye West instead.