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Opposition Leader Anwar claims 'formidable' majority to govern

Opposition Leader Anwar claims 'formidable' majority to govern

If Anwar Ibrahim wins the leadership of Malaysia it would be the culmination of a 22-year-long struggle, including almost 10 years in jail.

  • by Joseph Sipalan

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Hospital says Kremlin critic Navalny has been discharged
Putin's Russia

Hospital says Kremlin critic Navalny has been discharged

Doctors said he was well but it was still too early to gauge the potential long-term effects of his severe poisoning.

  • by Riham Alkousaa
Moon proposes regional initiative to tackle health, peace
United Nations

Moon proposes regional initiative to tackle health, peace

The South Korean President says the pandemic has highlighted the importance of protecting thy neighbour.

  • by Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin
Suga wants new digital agency to cure Japan's bureaucratic woes
Digital transformation

Suga wants new digital agency to cure Japan's bureaucratic woes

Old systems were blamed for delaying delivery of cash payouts to help citizens withstand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Kaori Kaneko
Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year
Coronavirus pandemic

Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

The President of the Philippines has lashed out at critics who have accused his administration of not doing enough to contain COVID-19.

Alexei Navalny demands authorities return 'poison-laced' clothes
Russia

Alexei Navalny demands authorities return 'poison-laced' clothes

Navalny said the nerve agent was found “in and on” his body, and the clothes taken off him when he was hospitalised are “very important material evidence”. 

  • by Daria Litvinova
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Woman accused of sending White House a poison letter arrested: sources
USA

Woman accused of sending White House a poison letter arrested: sources

The woman was taken into custody at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York and is expected to face federal charges, the officials said.

  • by Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker
Seventh week of Belarus protests marked by march of 100,000
Belarus

Seventh week of Belarus protests marked by march of 100,000

Some protesters bore placards depicting Lukashenko as a moustachioed cockroach.

  • by Yuras Karmanau
Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery, doctor says
Brazil

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery, doctor says

Bolsonaro said in late August that he would undergo a procedure to remove a kidney stone this month, although he later said it was actually a bladder stone. 

  • by Rodrigo Viga Gaier
Thai protesters rally for big anti-government demonstration
Protest

Thai protesters rally for big anti-government demonstration

Demonstrations have built since mid-July. The biggest so far drew 10,000 in Bangkok last month, but protest leaders have said they expect this one to be much bigger.

  • by Matthew Tostevin and Patpicha Tanakasempipat
Beijing vows to protect Chinese firms after Trump's TikTok ban
China relations

Beijing vows to protect Chinese firms after Trump's TikTok ban

The US issued a ban on TikTok and WeChat on Friday, citing national security concerns. China replied with a vow to take "necessary measures" to protect its interests.

  • by Bloomberg News