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Brunei's second-largest daily newspaper shuts down abruptly

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Brunei's second-largest daily newspaper, the Brunei Times, published its final edition on Monday, after abruptly announcing plans for closure over the weekend, triggering online speculation about the reason.

The daily, which was launched in 2006, announced on its Sunday front page that it would cease publication the next day.

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Thais mourn death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Until 1932, Thailand had been ruled by an absolute monarchy, with the king exercising power over the judiciary



The people of Thailand are mourning the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, their head of state for 70 years and the world's longest-reigning monarch.

An emotional crowd held a late-night vigil in Bangkok for the king, who died on Thursday aged 88.

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1MDB: Malaysia 'will co-operate' with US fraud investigation

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Najib Razak has always denied any wrongdoing



PM Najib Razak's office has said Malaysia will "fully co-operate" with any investigation into state fund 1MDB after the US said it "defrauded" Malaysians.

US authorities moved Wednesday to seize more than $1bn (£761m) in assets from the fund set up by Mr Najib.

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Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced

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President Erdogan speaks at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey (July 20, 2016) - Image copyright REUTERS


Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army coup.

The emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms.

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