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    Pak court orders graft probe against PM

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:00am on April 21, 2017

    Pakistan’s top court ordered the prime minister be investigated for corruption Thursday, in a highly anticipated decision that granted Nawaz Sharif a temporary reprieve as judges said there was in sufficient evidence to oust him from power...

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    Australia toughens up citizenship test

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:50am on April 21, 2017

    Canberra on Thursday unveiled plans to put ‘Australian values’ at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, days after scrapping a visa programme for temporary foreign workers...

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    Pakistan’s top court rules Nawaz Sharif can stay in power

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2017

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there insufficient evidence to order prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the...

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    Indonesia prosecutors call for 1-yr jail for Jakarta governor

    Reuters | Updated at 01:27pm on April 20, 2017

    Indonesian prosecutors called on Thursday for Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, to be jailed for one-year on blasphemy charges, in...

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    US accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

    BBC | Updated at 12:51pm on April 20, 2017

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of ‘alarming ongoing provocations’ aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America's interests in the region...

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    Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on April 20, 2017

    Two Venezuelan students and a National Guard sergeant died on Wednesday after being shot during protests against unpopular leftist president Nicolas Maduro, increasing turmoil in the volatile nation amid a devastating economic crisis...

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    Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on April 20, 2017

    At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighbourhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month...

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    Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

    Associated Press | Updated at 03:12pm on April 19, 2017

    The man who randomly gunned down a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook killed himself Tuesday during a police chase in Pennsylvania that began when a McDonald's drive-thru attendant recognised him...

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    UK's May says early election averts clash with end of Brexit talks

    Reuters | Updated at 02:43pm on April 19, 2017

    British prime minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that holding an early election on June 8 rather than waiting until 2020 would avert a situation where she would face a crunch time in EU talks and a domestic election at the same time...

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    Advani, others face conspiracy trial in Babri mosque case

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:39pm on April 19, 2017

    India’s top court says several senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party will stand trial for their role in a criminal conspiracy to...