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    Najib’s major 1MDB trial postponed

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s most significant 1MDB trial, which centres on claims huge sums ended up in his bank account, was postponed Monday for a...

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    19 dead in Uganda fuel truck crash

    Reuters . Kampala | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    At least 19 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police...

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    Recall UK parliament to tackle Brexit crisis

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Britain’s parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party’s finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Monday, after leaked official documents...

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    EU says ready for no-deal Brexit

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    The European Commission said on Monday that the EU was ready for a no-deal Brexit and that Britain would suffer most under such a scenario....

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    Bashir in court for graft trial

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial...

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    Macron presses Putin for Ukraine progress

    Agence France-Presse . Bormes-les-Mimosas | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday hosts Vladimir Putin for a rare bilateral visit by the Russian strongman to a major EU power, seeking to...

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    Kashmir schools deserted amid tension

    Reuters . Islamabad/ Srinagar | Updated at 05:43pm on August 19, 2019

    Accusing India of waging ‘fifth-generation warfare’, Pakistan said on Monday New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam...

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    Police regain control in Papua clashes

    Reuters. Jakarta | Updated at 02:11pm on August 19, 2019

    Indonesia’s police chief said on Monday that authorities in the easternmost Papua region were regaining control after protesters set fire to tyres and torched a local parliament building over the recent detention of scores of Papuan students.

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    Netanyahu meets Ukrainian president

    Agence France-Presse. Jerusalem | Updated at 02:01pm on August 19, 2019

    Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked Sunday on an official visit to Ukraine — from which many Israelis hail — a month ahead of the Jewish state’s elections.

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    Iran warns US against seizure attempt

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:52pm on August 19, 2019

    An Iranian tanker sailed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at...