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Malaysia's new leader indicates anti-fake news law to stay

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has indicated that his government will keep a controversial law banning fake news that's been slammed by critics as a tool to curb dissent

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Ethnic Chinese named Malaysia's new finance minister

May 13, 2018

New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has appointed an ethnic Chinese as finance minister, the first ethnic minority to hold the powerful post in 44 years

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Defeated Malaysian leader, wife barred from leaving country

May 12, 2018

Malaysia's Immigration Department says former scandal-ridden Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife are barred from leaving the country, shortly after he announced plans for a short holiday

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Malaysia's Immigration Department says defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife are not allowed to leave the country

May 12, 2018

Malaysia's Immigration Department says defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife are not allowed to leave the country

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Muslim scholars: Suicide attacks violate Islamic principles

May 12, 2018

Muslim scholars from three countries have issued an edict saying that violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles, in an effort to convince the Taliban to end their violence

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The Latest: Sereno urges Filipinos to speak up, fight abuses

May 11, 2018

Former Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has held her first news conference since being ousted, and has urged Filipinos to help defend the constitution in a sign she's ready to take to the front lines in advocating change

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Alleged wildlife smuggling kingpin jailed in Thailand

May 11, 2018

An anti-trafficking group says a court in Thailand has sentenced a Thai man believed to be a kingpin in the illicit wildlife trade to 2 ½ years in prison for smuggling rhinoceros horns

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China monthly car sales pick up in April; EV sales double

May 11, 2018

Chinese car sales rise 11 percent in April as growth in world's biggest auto market picks up steam

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Sapporo seems to have second thoughts about 2026 Olympic bid

May 11, 2018

The Japanese city of Sapporo seems to be having second thoughts about bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics and could focus instead on the 2030 Games

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Critic's jailing shows hushed dissent since '08 China quake

May 11, 2018

A decade after the devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province, a critic of the government's response is ailing in jail, his plight a reminder of the government's determination to silence all dissenters

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