Malaysia: Former PM Mahathir tapped for election run

The 92-year-old will attempt to lead the opposition to victory against embattled current leader Najib Razak. Malaysia’s long-serving former leader Mahathir Mohamad will run in this year’s election as head of an opposition alliance – a move that poses a significant threat to Prime Minister Najib Razak who is mired in corruption allegations. Mahathir, 92, was chosen on Sunday to lead […]

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BDS activists slam Chris Rock for performing in Israel

Comedian’s Tel Aviv show to go ahead after pro-Palestinian activists compare it to performing in apartheid South Africa. Chris Rock looks set to go ahead with a show in Israel, despite calls for the comedian to cancel the event, with activists comparing it to performing in apartheid South Africa. The American entertainer, who is also an actor, is expected to perform […]

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Las Vegas Uber driver pummeled by passengers in attack caught on video

Passengers attack Uber driver after he refuses their ride Las Vegas police arrested two young men who were caught on camera attacking an Uber driver after he refused their ride. Two young men who last week allegedly attacked an Uber driver after the man refused to give the pair a ride were arrested by Las Vegas authorities Tuesday. The driver, who […]

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Sundance film festival overshadowed by sex scandals

The 35th annual Sundance film festival this year has been overshadowed by the industry’s recent sexual misconduct scandals. The 35th annual Sundance film festival is under way in Park City in the US state of Utah. It’s the world’s leading showcase for independent films. But this year’s event has been overshadowed by the industry’s recent sexual misconduct scandals. Al Jazeera’s […]

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'El Chapo' paid ex-Mexican president $100 million bribe: trial witness

(Reuters) – Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities. Alex Cifuentes, who has described himself as Guzman’s onetime right-hand man, discussed the alleged bribe under cross-examination by Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Guzman’s lawyers, in […]

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Terrified mother elephant and calf pelted with fireballs in heartbreaking images

Furious villagers launched fireballs at a terrified elephant mother and her calf in an attempt to scare them away from a settlement. The majestic creatures were cruelly attacked by locals in eastern India, prompting an outcry from animal rights activists around the world. Disturbing images, taken in Bishnupur, show the panicked animals fleeing as residents hurled flaming sticks and chased […]

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American among 14 killed in Kenyan luxury hotel shooting

Kenya’s president declared early Wednesday that an attack by terrorists on a luxury hotel and shopping complex had ended, and that 14 people were killed, including an American. Gunfire ran out for hours from Tuesday into Wednesday during the attack at the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi’s posh Westlands neighborhood, as police conducted a “mopping up” operation targeting the gunmen. […]

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Carney says markets think May’s defeat could mean softer Brexit

‘They think the prospect of no-deal has diminished’: Bank of England governor Mark Carney says markets believe May’s Commons trouncing paved the way for Brexit to be softened or cancelled Mark Carney said markets think the prospect of no deal Brexit has diminished He was grilled by MPs after the Brexit deal was was voted down by 432 to 202   Pound […]

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