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Town hall by ex-Malaysian leader Mahathir marred by violence

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Kuala Lumpur, Aug 14 (AP) - A town hall meeting with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who now heads an opposition coalition, was marred by violence Sunday, with several people hurling flares, chairs and shoes at the stage.
The chaos erupted while the 92-year-old Mahathir was answering questions at the forum, which was hosted by the new political party he established to try to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak in elections due by mid-2018. Shoes, water bottles and chairs were...
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White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

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Charlottesville, Aug 13 (AP) - A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations.
Shortly after, a Virginia...
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UK tries to parry claims it's unprepared in Brexit talks

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London, Aug 13 (AP) - The British government is fighting back against criticism that it is divided and unpre-pared for Brexit, announcing it will publish a set of detailed proposals on customs arrangements, the status of the Ireland-Northern Ireland border and other issues.
The Department for...
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Trump blames 'many sides' for violent clashes in Virginia

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Bedminster, Aug 13 (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia and contended that the "hatred and bigotry" broadcast across the country had taken root long before his political ascendancy.
That was not...
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Pastor freed from North Korean prison arrives back in Canada

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Mississauga, Aug 13 (AP) - A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned for more than two years in North Korea arrived back home Saturday.
Hyeon Soo Lim was serving a life sentence of hard labor in North Korea for alleged anti-state activities, but was released last week on what the North Korean...
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