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Former Malaysian PM denies corruption charges

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has said he was innocent and had a chance to clear his name, hours after being charged with offences including abuse of power. Mr Najib pleaded not guilty to the charges arising from an investigation into a scandal-plagued state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), …

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No. 2 House Democrat Hoyer hospitalized with pneumonia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives, has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to make a quick recovery, his office said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) listens during a press conference held by House …

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Operation to divert water from Thai footballers' cave

A major operation is under way to reduce the flow of water into the cave where 12 Thai footballers are trapped with their coach. A weir has been constructed further upstream from the mountain to divert the water currently rushing into the Tham Luang Cave system. Experts say plans to …

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Poland's Supreme Court chief defies retirement law

Poland’s Supreme Court chief justice showed up at work this morning in defiance of a retirement law pushed through by the right-wing government but criticised by the European Union as undermining judicial independence. “I’m not engaging in politics; I’m doing this to defend the rule of law and to testify …

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