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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares to speak to journalists as he leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

By Gabriela Baczynska, Francois Murphy and Alastair Macdonald

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A European Court said on Thursday that the exhumation of victims of a Polish Air Force plane crash had breached the rights of two women who complained that the bodies of their husbands were dug up in May without consent on the orders of Polish prosecutors.

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Yeimy (R), 37, who was raped by four rebel fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during the five-decade civil war, hangs laundry as her son Dylan helps her outside their house in Soacha, on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 12 years ago.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, attends a news conference after he won the ruling party leadership vote at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan  September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the post-war pacifist constitution.

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People ride motorcycles past an image of Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on a road ahead of the presidential election in Male, Maldives September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ashwa Faheem

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the small Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives in an election criticized internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk together at an airport near Mt. Paektu, North Korea September 20, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman visits the southern city of Sderot, on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to "deconflict" them with Russian forces, after Moscow accused it of "irresponsible and unfriendly actions" that led to Syrian ground fire mistakenly downing a Russian plane.

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Rescuers pull out a survivor from rubble after a landslide in the City of Naga, Cebu, Philippines September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 12 people on Thursday in the central Philippines, as security forces and rescue workers raced to uncover dozens more feared trapped, in the latest of a series of deadly incidents in the past week.

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Local actors ride horses and dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Karbala to commemorate Ashura in Najaf, September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani

Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.

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FILE PHOTO: Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Newton Nambwaya

Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country's main airport on Thursday on his return from abroad, but an official denied that he was under arrest.

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain and the European Union should make as much progress as possible in Brexit talks and aim to reach a deal in time for a leaders' summit in October, a French official said on Thursday.

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French police were hunting four men on Thursday who allegedly raped a woman outside a nightclub in Toulouse after images of the apparent attack circulated on social media, the prosecutor's office said.

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Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi was escorted by police to his home after arriving back in the country on Thursday but he was not under arrest, a police official said.

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, yet little is clear: There is, so far, no divorce deal, rivals to Prime Minister Theresa May are circling and some rebels have vowed to vote against a possible Brexit deal.

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Rescue personnel work at the scene where a train struck a "cargo bicycle" popular with Dutch parents to transport their children at the city of Oss, Netherlands, September 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Four children were killed and two people were wounded when a train struck a "cargo" bicycle, widely used by Dutch parents to transport their children, police said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants to hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday quoted the North's leader as saying at a summit this week.

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Ugandan authorities arrested opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, an arch-critic of long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni, after he disembarked from a plane at the country's international airport on Thursday, the Daily Monitor newspaper reported.

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FILE PHOTO: People sit along Marina Bay in Singapore September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A Singapore parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that those responsible are punished.

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FILE PHOTO: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a eulogy at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

A South African man was arrested and will be charged in court for posting a video on social media in which he hurled racial abuse at President Cyril Ramaphosa, police said on Thursday.

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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares to speak to journalists as he leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.

Brexit6 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

By Gabriela Baczynska, Francois Murphy and Alastair Macdonald

World News7 minutes ago

A European Court said on Thursday that the exhumation of victims of a Polish Air Force plane crash had breached the rights of two women who complained that the bodies of their husbands were dug up in May without consent on the orders of Polish prosecutors.

World News9 minutes ago

Yeimy (R), 37, who was raped by four rebel fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during the five-decade civil war, hangs laundry as her son Dylan helps her outside their house in Soacha, on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 12 years ago.

World News17 minutes ago

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, attends a news conference after he won the ruling party leadership vote at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan  September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the post-war pacifist constitution.

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People ride motorcycles past an image of Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on a road ahead of the presidential election in Male, Maldives September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ashwa Faheem

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the small Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives in an election criticized internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk together at an airport near Mt. Paektu, North Korea September 20, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman visits the southern city of Sderot, on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to "deconflict" them with Russian forces, after Moscow accused it of "irresponsible and unfriendly actions" that led to Syrian ground fire mistakenly downing a Russian plane.

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Rescuers pull out a survivor from rubble after a landslide in the City of Naga, Cebu, Philippines September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 12 people on Thursday in the central Philippines, as security forces and rescue workers raced to uncover dozens more feared trapped, in the latest of a series of deadly incidents in the past week.

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Local actors ride horses and dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Karbala to commemorate Ashura in Najaf, September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani

Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.

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FILE PHOTO: Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Newton Nambwaya

Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country's main airport on Thursday on his return from abroad, but an official denied that he was under arrest.

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain and the European Union should make as much progress as possible in Brexit talks and aim to reach a deal in time for a leaders' summit in October, a French official said on Thursday.

World News16 minutes ago

French police were hunting four men on Thursday who allegedly raped a woman outside a nightclub in Toulouse after images of the apparent attack circulated on social media, the prosecutor's office said.

World News18 minutes ago

Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi was escorted by police to his home after arriving back in the country on Thursday but he was not under arrest, a police official said.

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain leaves the European Union on March 29, yet little is clear: There is, so far, no divorce deal, rivals to Prime Minister Theresa May are circling and some rebels have vowed to vote against a possible Brexit deal.

World News24 minutes ago

Rescue personnel work at the scene where a train struck a "cargo bicycle" popular with Dutch parents to transport their children at the city of Oss, Netherlands, September 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Four children were killed and two people were wounded when a train struck a "cargo" bicycle, widely used by Dutch parents to transport their children, police said on Thursday.

World News26 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants to hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday quoted the North's leader as saying at a summit this week.

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Ugandan authorities arrested opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, an arch-critic of long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni, after he disembarked from a plane at the country's international airport on Thursday, the Daily Monitor newspaper reported.

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FILE PHOTO: People sit along Marina Bay in Singapore September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A Singapore parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that those responsible are punished.

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FILE PHOTO: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a eulogy at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

A South African man was arrested and will be charged in court for posting a video on social media in which he hurled racial abuse at President Cyril Ramaphosa, police said on Thursday.

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