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Australia to hold 5 byelections due to citizenship crisis

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian will hold an unprecedented five byelections on the same day in July due to a political crisis over a 117-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens holding seats in Parliament. 96 more words

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China says no reason found for US worker's sonic condition

BEIJING — China says it has not yet found any explanation for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure while working in the southern city of Guangzhou. 104 more words

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Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A lawyer for an Australian woman accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia says her client has been sentenced to death after an appeals court overturned a lower court’s acquittal. 104 more words

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China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

BEIJING — China’s Defence Ministry is criticizing Washington’s withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer as “unconstructive.” 106 more words

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FIFA Council member Nyantakyi arrested on return to Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana — FIFA Council member and Ghana Football Association head Kwesi Nyantakyi has been arrested on his return to his home country following a complaint made against him by the Ghanaian president. 114 more words

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Syrian monitor: At least 12 killed in presumed US-led strike

BEIRUT — A Syria war-monitoring group says at least 12 pro-government fighters were killed in airstrikes the previous night in the country’s east.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says none of the fatalities were Syrian nationals but foreign fighters. 80 more words

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Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandal

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was being questioned again Thursday by anti-graft investigators looking into alleged theft and money laundering at a state investment fund he had founded that accumulated billions in debt. 503 more words

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