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Fresh graft charges against Malaysian ex-PM’s wife

The wife of Malaysia’s toppled ex-leader was hit with two new corruption charges on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribes worth 189 million ringgit ($45 million) to help a firm secure a government solar power contract.

Nov 16 2018

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Bangladesh lensman Alam gets bail

Award-winning Bangladeshi photographer-activist Shahidul Alam was granted bail on Thursday after spending more than 100 days behind bars in a closely watched freedom of speech case.

Nov 16 2018

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Waste not: South Africa makes human urine brick

One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.

Agence France-Presse, Nov 16 2018

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Punch-up in parliament as thousands rally

Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce on Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out of office and leaving the country without a government.

Agence France-Presse, Nov 16 2018

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Rohingya rejection ruins Bangladesh repatriation effort

Frightened and angry Rohingya refugees on Thursday forced Bangladesh to call off efforts to start sending back some of the hundreds of thousands of the stateless Muslims to Myanmar, casting fresh doubt on a disputed repatriation programme.Hundreds staged a demonstration near the Myanmar border shouting “we will not go” on the day the first batch were due to be sent back.

Agence France-Presse, Nov 16 2018

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UK PM battles for survival over Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May battled for her political survival on Thursday as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her over a draft Brexit deal struck with Brussels this week.

Agence France-Presse, Nov 16 2018

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