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Malaysia politician Anwar Ibrahim returns to politics

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a parliamentary seat Saturday, returning to politics just months after receiving a royal pardon for sodomy.

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Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with by-election win

The former deputy Malaysian PM wins a parliamentary seat, months after he was released from jail.

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U.S. Student, Barred From Israel Over Boycott, Goes to Court

Lara Alqasem once belonged to a group perhaps most notable for backing an Israel hummus boycott. Now Israel says she can’t study in Jerusalem.

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US Student Detained in Israel for Alleged Boycott Support

Israel has held an American graduate student in detention at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a ...

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Six Malaysian Firefighters Drown While Searching for Boy in Pond

Heavy rain drove strong currents through an old mining site, leading to one of the worst disasters ever for the country’s rescue services.

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Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering

Rosmah Mansor is known for her love of designer handbags and lavish spending habits.

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Bloomberg Donating $20M to Democratic US Senate Candidates

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, is donating $20 million to help Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The billionaire's contribution comes as ...

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Trump: Venezuelan Socialist President Easily Toppled

President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled by a military coup and the U.S stepped up financial pressure by slapping the socialist president's inner circle with fresh sanctions.  Trump declined to respond to questions about whether a U.S.-led military intervention in the ...

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Democrats Seek Gains in 2018 Gubernatorial Races

Most of the attention on this year’s midterm elections is about which party will control Congress after the results are known on November 6. In addition to races for the Senate and House of Representatives, U.S. voters also will elect 36 state governors, and Democrats appear poised to make gains. Republicans control 26 of the state governorships ...

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US Puts Sanctions on Venezuela First Lady, Other Officials

The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, including his ...

Former Malaysian PM Najib slapped with 25 more corruption charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been hit with 25 more corruption-related charges over allegations that he siphoned off $681 million ...

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Ex-Malaysia PM Najib hit with 25 charges of money laundering and abuse of power

Najib Razak denies all charges linked to the alleged transfer of $556m from a state fund to his account.

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