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Fmr Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested for corruption

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators on Tuesday afternoon in a development likely to lead to the former leader’s charging with corruption offences. A source with knowledge of the inquiry into Najib said that investigators had arranged for the former PM to hand himself into …

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5 dead in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland

Five people were killed Thursday in a shooting at a local newspaper building in Maryland, and several others were wounded, officials in Annapolis said. A law enforcement official tells CBS News the suspect has been identified as Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland. The shooting at the Capital Gazette prompted …

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US Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency on Tuesday, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. The 5-4 ruling, with the court’s five conservatives in the majority and Chief Justice John Roberts writing the decision, ends for now a fierce fight …

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Indian President rejects TN’s plea to release Rajiv’s killers

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the Tamil Nadu government’s request to release the seven prisoners convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, The Hindu reported today. Mr. Kovind conveyed to the government that the “Centre does not concur with its view” to …

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Georgia’s prime minister resigns after mass protests

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili resigned on Wednesday amid a disagreement with the leader of his ruling party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, who is the richest man in the ex-Soviet republic. “We’ve had some disagreements with the leader of the ruling party,” Kvirikashvili said in a televised statement. “I think this is …

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Maldives ex-president jailed for 19 months

A court in the Maldives on Wednesday sentenced former strongman leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to 19 months in prison for obstructing an investigation into an alleged plot to oust the current president. The Criminal Court ruled that Gayoom, 80, interfered with the probe into the attempt to topple President Abdulla …

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