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Kim Jong-nam murder: 'Enough evidence' for women to go on trial

Doan Thi Huong (in yellow T-shirt) and Siti Aisyah (right) have said they thought they were taking part in a TV prank



Two women who say they were tricked into killing the half-brother of North Korea's Kim Jong-un will go on trial.

Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Thuong are accused of smearing the toxic nerve agent VX on Kim Jong-nam's face in Kuala Lumpur airport last year.

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South Korea to ban some BMW vehicles over engine fires

BMW has recalled 106,000 cars in South Korea because of growing fears about fire



The South Korean government has said it will ban about 20,000 BMWs from its streets after a spate of the vehicles catching fire.

The ban will apply to cars which have not yet been sent to BMW for safety checks under a voluntary recall.

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Viewpoint: Chinese mosque standoff risks peace in model Muslim province

The Weizhou mosque is a towering structure that features domes and minarets in a Middle Eastern style



China is determined to maintain control over how religion is practiced, but the planned demolition of one mosque in a previously rule-abiding city threatens to backfire, writes US-based academic David R Stroup.

On a frigid morning in early February 2016, just before sunrise, I stood in the courtyard of a mosque in Weizhou, a tiny, rural, predominantly Muslim township in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

Mr Najib has seen a dramatic fall from grace after losing the election



Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering linked to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal.

His is accused of having received 42m ringgit ($10m; £8m) from state fund 1MDB in his personal bank account.

Read more: Malaysia ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering


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