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Malaysian opposition names 92-year-old Mahathir as PM choice

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Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (AP) - Malaysia's opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former Prime Minister Ma-hathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for upcoming general elections to boost its chances of wrestling power from a coalition that has ruled since independence.
The announcement Sunday by the four-party Hope Alliance puts an end to squabbling over the thorny issue and is seen as a major show of unity ahead of polls that must be held by August but are widely expected in the sec-ond...
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Armed clashes kill 11 in Mexico’s troubled Guerrero state

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Acapulco, Jan 8 (AP) - Violent clashes involving gunmen, a community police force and state police killed 11 people in the troubled southern state of Guerrero on Sunday, while a separate series of shootouts the previous night left seven dead in the northern Mexico beach resort of San Jose del...
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13 killed, 7 wounded by gunmen in restive Senegal region

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Dakar, Jan 7 (AP) - Gunmen killed at least 13 people Saturday in Senegal who were gathering firewood in the forest, the military said. It was the worst attack in years in the West African nation's restive southern region, where a separatist insurgency has dragged on for more than three...
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100 million people affected by East Coast’s deep freeze

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New York, Jan 7 (AP) - About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snow-storm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire's Mount Washington that vied for world's coldest place.
Jaw-clenching temperatures to start the...
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Insurgents attack Myanmar soldiers in Rakhine, wounding 6

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Bangkok, Jan 7 (AP) - Six Myanmar soldiers were wounded in an insurgent attack in northern Rakhine state, where government troops have been accused of "ethnic cleansing" that forced hundreds of thousands of Rohin-gya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh, officials said.
The military said in a...
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