Malaysia’s ex-PM Mahathir faces anticorruption probe.
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Malaysia’s ex-PM Mahathir faces anticorruption probe.

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is being investigated in connection with a corruption probe involving his sons, the country’s anticorruption agency has confirmed. Azam Baki, chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said on Thursday that Mahathir was “among those being investigated”. “Let the investigations conclude first, until an appropriate time when we…

Heat set franchise playoff record with 23 3-pointers in Game 2 win.
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Heat set franchise playoff record with 23 3-pointers in Game 2 win.

BOSTON — After outscoring the Heat by 42 points from the 3-point line in a 20-point NBA playoff series-opening win, Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla knew Miami would adjust for Game 2. The Heat did, taking a page from how Boston demoralized opponents from beyond the arc throughout the regular season. Tyler Herro had 24 points…

Chinese student jailed in US for threatening to ‘cut off hands’ of activist.
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Chinese student jailed in US for threatening to ‘cut off hands’ of activist.

A Chinese music student has been jailed for nine months in the United States after threatening to cut off the hands of a fellow student at a prestigious music institute in Boston after she posted pro-democracy fliers on campus. Xiaolei Wu, 26, was arrested in December 2022 after threatening another Berklee College of Music student…

Post-1948 order ‘at risk of decimation’ amid war in Gaza, Ukraine: Amnesty
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Post-1948 order ‘at risk of decimation’ amid war in Gaza, Ukraine: Amnesty

The world is confronting the breakdown of the 1948 global request laid out following The Second Great War, in the midst of the merciless conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine, while tyrant arrangements keep on spreading, Reprieve Global has cautioned. The report denounced the world’s most remarkable legislatures, including China, Russia and the US, of driving…

US Senate passes Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan bill; Biden to sign on Wednesday.
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US Senate passes Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan bill; Biden to sign on Wednesday.

The United States Senate has passed a long-delayed multibillion-dollar aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, paving the way for new weapons deliveries to Kyiv as soon as this week. The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the measure, held up for months by right-wing Republicans and part of a four-bill package, by 79 votes to 18 late…

Indian teenager Gukesh to challenge China’s Ding for world chess title
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Indian teenager Gukesh to challenge China’s Ding for world chess title

India’s Gukesh Dommaraju has become the youngest player to win the men’s Candidates chess tournament after a draw against Hikaru Nakamura on a nail-biting final day of the double round-robin event in Toronto. The 17-year-old grandmaster effectively wrapped up victory in the tournament on Sunday after American Fabiano Caruana blundered a winning position against Russian…

Rocket attack from Iraq targets US base in Syria
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Rocket attack from Iraq targets US base in Syria

Several rockets have been fired from Iraq towards a US military base in northeastern Syria. The attack, launched from the town of Zummar late on Sunday, was the first since early February to target US troops, when Iranian-backed groups in Iraq brought to an end a campaign that had seen regular strikes against the US-led…

North Korea conducts test on new ‘super-large warhead’: State media
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North Korea conducts test on new ‘super-large warhead’: State media

North Korea has conducted a test on a “super-large warhead” designed for a strategic cruise missile, state media reports, adding that it also launched a new type of anti-aircraft missile. “The DPRK Missile Administration has conducted a power test of a super-large warhead designed for ‘Hwasal-1 Ra-3’ strategic cruise missile”, KCNA news agency reported on…

India’s Historic Election Begins: Modi Bids for Third Term
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India’s Historic Election Begins: Modi Bids for Third Term

India kicks off its general elections today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a third term in office, faces significant scrutiny amidst a backdrop of economic challenges and social tensions. The election, spread over 44 days and 554 constituencies, is expected to be a test of Modi’s popularity and the performance of his Bharatiya Janata Party…

Israel Launches Airstrikes on Iran, Tensions Escalate in Middle East
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Israel Launches Airstrikes on Iran, Tensions Escalate in Middle East

Israel reportedly carried out unprecedented airstrikes on Iran, triggering fears of a wider regional conflict and sending shockwaves through global markets. The strikes, which targeted locations near the city of Isfahan, were met with Iranian air defense responses, exacerbating an already volatile situation. According to reports, Israel had notified the United States about the planned…