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World Jul 28Malaysian ex-Prime Minister given 12 years in jail for corruption scandal
A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the state investment fund that brought…
World Mar 19Indonesia halts Islamic assembly, quarantining 9,000 people
The four-day gathering of nearly 9,000 Muslim pilgrims at a boarding school in south Sulawesi province wasn't approved by authorities and drew fears it could spread the virus widely in the world's fourth most populous nation.
World Feb 24Malaysia Prime Minister Mohamad resigns amid upheaval
The turn of events come amid plans by Mahathir's supporters to team up with opposition parties to form a new government and thwart the transition of power to his named successor, Anwar Ibrahim.
World Dec 01Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas
In the largest of three rallies, demonstrators chanted “Five demands, not one less” and “Disband the police force” as they marched.
World Nov 30Hong Kong elders, youths vow to keep up pro-democracy fight
Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory.
World Nov 29Hong Kong protesters seek support from the British
The rally came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law two bills to support democracy and human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
World Nov 26Weeklong siege of Hong Kong campus comes to an end
A search of the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus Tuesday found just one woman, in weak condition, and a senior university official said it’s unlikely anyone else remains.
World Nov 25Pro-democracy opposition wins landslide victory in Hong Kong elections
The result of Sunday’s elections could force the central government in Beijing to rethink how to handle the unrest, which is now in its sixth month.
World Nov 24Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections
So far, pro-democracy candidates have won 159 out of 452 seats in 18 district council races.
World Nov 08Hong Kong student’s death fuels more anger against police
A university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died Friday in a rare fatality after five months of unrest.