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    Nationwide protests in India over police agency turmoil

    India’s main opposition staged nationwide protests Friday, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing the head of the premier investigation agency in order to scuttle a probe into.

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    France fears fallout after Hollande fans controversy over Delhi arms deal

    The French government said on Sunday it feared damage to its relations with India after former president Francois Hollande stirred controversy about a major deal to sell fighter jets to New Delhi.

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    Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs

    The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption.

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    Why Is Basra Burning and who Is Behind the Unrest

    The deadly unrest, led mostly by masked men, has left Iraq facing its latest political and security crisis as the country struggles to regain its feet after the war with Daesh.

    West Asia
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    A losing gambler: The raw truth about Mohammed bin Salman

    The bubble is bursting. One by one, Mohammed bin Salman's grand designs are disappearing in the desert, and with them the ambitious claims he made to reform decades of corruption, diversify.

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    Indian lawmaker attends parliament in Hitler costume to criticize PM

    An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler, complete with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. 

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    Viral Picture Shows Sharif Son-in-Law ‘Hiding’ in Cave

    A picture which went viral on social media showing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law retired captain Mohammad Safdar hiding in a cave in ahead of his surrender in Rawalpindi over corruption charges

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    Nawaz Sharif to Serve 10 Years in Jail, Daughter 7

    The accountability court issued a 176-page verdict against the disqualified premier and his family over corruption claims linked to Panama papers, forcing his political party to rethink its poll strategy

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    Sharif won't return to Pak now

    Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has ruled out returning to Pakistan for now to face corruption charges, while his wife is on a ventilator at a hospital here.

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    Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over catered meals

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was charged on Thursday with fraud and breach of trust after a long police probe into allegations she falsified household expenses.

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    Maldives sets presidential vote with opposition in jail or exile

    The Maldives has set the date for its next presidential election with incumbent Abdulla Yameen in a commanding position -- and his two main rivals either in jail or exiled abroad.

    Southeast Asia
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    Saudi royal urges coup to depose King Salman, protect kingdom from harm

    An exiled Saudi prince has called for a coup by his influential uncles to depose King Salman and prevent the current ruling structure led by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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    Cash-filled designer handbags seized in raids on former Malaysian PM’s apartments

    Malaysian police seized a huge haul of designer handbags, many of them stuffed with cash and jewelry, in searches of homes and offices linked to scandal-tainted ex-premier Najib Razak.

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    Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif faces probe for laundering USD 4.9 bn to India: report

    In further trouble to Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's top anti-corruption body on Tuesday ordered a probe against the embattled former prime minister and others for allegedly laundering USD 4.9.

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    Pakistani court bans ex-PM Nawaz Sharif from parliament for life

    In a unanimous decision, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has declared the country’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif disqualified to hold public office for life.

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    Trump Welcomes Saudi Crown Prince to U.S. as `Great Purchaser'

    One focus of Prince Mohammed’s meeting with Trump will be expanding cooperation to counter Iran’s influence in the Middle East, including the Islamic Republic’s alliance with Russia,

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    Bangladesh SC cancels bail for opposition chief Khaleda Zia

    The top justices suspended a lower court's decision to grant Zia bail until May, prompting a sharp reaction from her lawyers who said it was part of a campaign by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to.

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    Shoe thrown at former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

    A shoe was hurled at Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif by a religious extremist today during a function at an Islamic seminary in Lahore.

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    Why is Bangladesh PM rejoicing the arrest of former PM  

    The day a court sent Bangladesh's former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, to prison for five years for stealing money from a trust fund, current prime minister and Zia's archrival, Sheikh Hasina, rhetorically

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    Israel police grill Netanyahu on new fraud case

    Israeli police arrived on Friday at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home where media reports said they were to question him for an eighth time over allegations of fraud and bribery.

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    India seizes jeweler's farmhouse, power plant after PNB fraud

    Indian authorities said on Saturday they seized a farmhouse, a solar power plant and land belonging to billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi, at the center of an alleged $1.8 billion.

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    Israeli police allege Netanyahu spokesman tried to bribe judge

    The new bribery case was one of two revealed on Tuesday involving the same former spokesman, a close Netanyahu confidant. Police also identified him as someone they had arrested two days earlier.

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    Israelis call on 'crime minister' Netanyahu to step down

    Thousands of Israelis marched against corruption in Tel Aviv on Friday, in the first protest since police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for graft.

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    Indian bank hit by $1.8bn fraud case

    India's second largest state-run bank has uncovered a $1.8bn (£1.3bn) scam linked to a single Mumbai branch.The fraud amounts to nearly a third of Punjab National Bank's (PNB) market value, and 50 times.

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