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'Race against water' as rain threatens Thai cave rescue efforts

Thai boys trapped in Tham Luang cave undergo health assessments as rain forecasts put time pressure on rescue operation.

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Ex-PM Najib Razak denies corruption charges in 1MBD scandal

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleads innocence in graft probe as court grants him bail a day after his arrest.

Ex-PM Najib Razak

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Thailand cave boys: Football team practicing with dive masks

Youth football team trapped deep inside a cave has been practicing wearing dive masks, Thai official says.

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Assassination of second Philippine town mayor caught on camera

Mayor Ferdinand Bote from northern province was assassinated in an ambush one day after killing of another mayor.

culture of violence

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Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to one year for abuse cover-up

Australian archbishop becomes highest ranking Catholic official sentenced in church's ongoing sexual abuse scandal.

Archbishop Philip Wilson

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Thai boys supplied with food as military weighs rescue options

Food and medical help reaches Thai football team found weak but safe nine days after getting trapped in flooded cave.

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Malaysia 1MDB scandal: Ex-PM Najib Razak arrested

Former PM Najib Razak held in Kuala Lumpur over his alleged role in Malaysia's 1MDB scandal, state media report.

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Thai boys trapped in cave for more than a week found alive

Regional governor says all 12 boys and their coach have been found alive and that rescue operations are not yet over.

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Malaysia freezes 408 bank accounts as part of state fund probe

The funds in the frozen accounts came from individuals, political parties and NGOs, says an official statement.

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UN's Guterres: Rohingya face 'unimaginable' atrocities

United Nations secretary-general says as many as 200,000 Rohingya need to be relocated due to monsoon rain threat.

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