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Summons Out In Malaysia For Ananda Krishnan, Lieutenant In India Graft Case

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 ― India’s Supreme Court published an order in newspapers here summoning billionaire Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan to appear in a corruption case related to the Aircel-Maxis deal.

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Ahok's Blasphemy Trial Continues With His Own Witnesses

JAKARTA: Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama is scheduled to attend the seventh session of his blasphemy trial on Tuesday (24/01), where he will present his own witnesses.

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Iraqi Forces Preparing Offensive On Western Mosul, Commander Says

 
Iraqi forces have started preparing an offensive to capture the western side of Mosul from Islamic State, campaign commander Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said.

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Gambia's New President Names Female VP Who Vowed To Prosecute Jammeh

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President Adama Barrow has appointed as deputy leader a woman who had vowed to prosecute exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Barrow, still in Senegal, said the appointment was designed to address gender imbalance.

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Jailed Panama Dictator Moved To House Arrest For Brain Surgery

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Jailed former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega has been granted house arrest so he can undergo brain surgery, his lawyer has said.

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Dutch PM Rutte: 'If You Don't Like It Here, Then Leave'

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Weeks before Dutch voters go to the polls, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that anyone who rejects the country's values should leave.

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France's Benoit Hamon Rouses Socialists With Basic Income Plan

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He's been called the "French Bernie Sanders". After his decisive win in the first round of France's Socialist party primary, left-wing rebel, Benoit Hamon is suddenly the centre of attention.

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China Birth Rate Up After One-Child Rule Change

Birth rates in China rose to their highest level since 2000 last year, despite a fall in the number of women of childbearing age, say officials.

Birth rates in China rose to their highest level since 2000 last year, despite a fall in the number of women of childbearing age, say officials.

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White House Press Secretary: 'Our Intention Is Never To Lie'

NEW YORK — White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that "our intention is never to lie to you," although sometimes the Trump administration may "disagree with the facts."

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Compulsory Education Beats Religious Freedom, German Constitutional Court Rules

In a landmark decision prioritizing compulsory school attendance over religious self-determination, the German Federal Constitutional Court has set new standards for future legal disputes between religious parents and schools.

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