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Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

Jun 30, 2016

Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

A vocal critic of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption on Thursday in a further blow to the divided opposition, which alleged that the case was politically motivated. Lim Guan Eng, who has repeatedly demanded that Najib explain a massive financial ...

Duterte takes office as Philippine president

Jun 30, 2016

Duterte takes office as Philippine president

Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse. The 71-year-old former prosecutor ...

Jun 30, 2016

Australian teen pleads guilty in Islamic State-inspired murder plot

A teenager pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting to run over and behead a police officer as part of an Islamic State group-inspired attack on an Australian Veterans’ Day ceremony. Sevdet Besim, 19, pleaded guilty in Victoria state’s Supreme Court to one count of planning ...

Jun 30, 2016

Nepal to speed up aid grants to quake victims

Nepal’s government has agreed to provide aid grants in two instead of three installments to people who lost their homes in last year’s devastating earthquake. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli made the announcement after the main opposition party protested in parliament for days demanding ...