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Ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak questioned over 1MDB corruption scandal

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, has had to answer for a $10.6 million transfer into his bank account. Najib was voted out of office this month, in part over his suspected role in the 1MDB scandal. Continue reading

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Australia archbishop becomes most senior cleric convicted of hiding abuse

Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. An Australian court has found him guilty of covering up the crimes of a pedophile priest in the 1970s. Continue reading

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Fresh dangers emanate from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

Molten lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is pouring into ocean water, forming a potentially fatal toxic white cloud. Experts have warned that the eruption could be entering its most dangerous phase yet. Continue reading

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Cuba plane crash: One of three survivors dies in hospital

Just three people had survived Cuba’s deadliest aviation disaster in 30 years. But one of the three women has now succumbed to her injuries. Continue reading

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US Justice Department to expand investigation to look at FBI tactics

The Justice Department is to investigate ‘any irregularities’ in FBI tactics related to President Trump’s 2016 campaign. The move follows demands from Trump that officials probe whether his campaign was ‘infiltrated.’ Continue reading

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US denounces ‘sham’ Venezuela election and imposes new sanctions

President Trump has signed new economic sanctions on Venezuela, banning the purchase of debt owed to Venezuela’s government or its state-owned enterprises. The order follows President Maduro’s contested election victory. Continue reading

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Several killed amid surge in violence in Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine has experienced what’s seen as its worst surge in violence so far this year. Both Kyiv and separatist factions blamed each other for killing civilians and soldiers. Continue reading

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Who is Italy’s candidate for prime minister, Giuseppe Conte?

Italy’s populist coalition has tapped an academic with no political experience to be the country’s next prime minister. If confirmed, he could lead a big-spending, anti-establishment government. So who is Giuseppe Conte? Continue reading

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Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone quits Labour Party amid anti-Semitism scandal

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has left the Labour Party after it suspended him in 2016 over alleged anti-Semitic remarks. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of letting anti-Semitism go unchecked. Continue reading

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Barack and Michelle Obama ink Netflix deal

The couple has agreed to a multi-year production deal that includes films and series. Michelle Obama said she hoped to use the platform "to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples." Continue reading

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