Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe has died in hospital. He was shot while delivering a speech.

“Shinzo Abe was transported to (the hospital) at 12:20pm. He was in a state of cardiac arrest upon arrival. Resuscitation was administered. However, unfortunately he died at 5:03 pm,” said Professor Hidetada Fukushima at Nara Medical University hospital. Man arrested for attempted murder after former Japan PM shot. AFP