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Race wide open as Germany votes in post-Merkel election

  By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Berlin – Germany votes today (Sept. 26) in one of the most unpredictable elections in its recent history, with Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats in a tight race for her crown as she prepares to leave the political stage. The epochal election ushers in

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Myanmar cell towers attacked after shadow government ‘war’ call

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Yangon – Protesters have destroyed around a dozen military-owned communications towers in Myanmar, witnesses and reports said today (Sept. 8), after the country’s self-proclaimed shadow government issued a call for a “defensive war” against the junta. The country has been in chaos since the military seized power in

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Malaysia to probe claims of people bribing doctors for Covid vaccination certs

  By Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – The chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Azam Baki has pledged to investigate claims of doctors receiving bribes from those refusing Covid-19 vaccines in exchange for vaccination certificates.   In a statement today (Aug 31),  Azam said there were claims from the public that doctors or other parties

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ISIS terror threat forces US military to establish alternate routes to Kabul airport

  By Barbara Starr, Oren Liebermann, Ellie Kaufman and Nicole Gaouette, CNN THE US military is establishing “alternative routes” to Kabul airport because of a threat the terror group ISIS-K poses to the airport and its surroundings, as President Joe Biden met with senior officials on Saturday to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan and

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Taliban co-founder in Afghan capital as evacuation scramble continues

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Kabul – The Taliban’s senior leadership was gathering in the Afghan capital today (Aug. 21) to map out a future “inclusive” government, as desperation deepened for thousands still scrambling to leave the country via a chaotic evacuation operation. A senior Taliban official told AFP that Mullah Abdul Ghani

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