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    Nasheed makes comeback with landslide win

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 12:49am on April 08, 2019

    The former Maldives president on Sunday vowed sweeping reforms and an end to government corruption after leading his party to a record landslide victory just...

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    Maldives ex-leader makes comeback in landmark vote

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 02:55am on April 07, 2019

    The Maldives on Saturday held its first parliamentary election since former strongman leader Abdulla Yameen was forced to stand down, with his arch-rival tipped to...

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    Maldives president hoping for election majority to probe China deals

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 01:25am on April 06, 2019

    The Maldives heads for a parliamentary election on Saturday with president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih seeking a majority for his party to investigate debts to China,...

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    UN slams Brunei’s Islamic laws

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:53am on April 06, 2019

    Brunei is violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality, the United Nations said on Wednesday....

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    Knife attacker kills two at primary school in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    A knife-wielding man killed two people and injured two others at a primary school in central China on Wednesday, the latest such attack to hit...

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    Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

    Agence-France-Presse . Brunei | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians,...

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    Najib goes on trial over 1MDB mega-scandal

    Agence-France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to all charges against him as he went on trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar fraud, almost a...

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    Trade war, Brexit may slow developing Asia’s growth: ADB

    Reuters. Manila | Updated at 11:41am on April 03, 2019

    Growth in developing Asia could slow for a second straight year in 2019 and lose further momentum in 2020, the Asian Development Bank said on...

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    30 China firefighters die battling forest fire

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2019

    Thirty firefighters died after they were sent to tackle a forest blaze in remote mountains in southwest China’s Sichuan province at the weekend, authorities said...

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    Thai demonstrators protest alleged cheating in election

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2019

    Thai demonstrators on Sunday protested against alleged cheating in the junta-ruled kingdom’s first election since a 2014 coup, a week after the controversial poll sowed...

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