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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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Saudi Arabia: Bombings target Medina and Qatif mosques

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Four security officers have been killed and five others wounded in a suicide attack outside one of Islam's holiest sites, Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said.

The bombing at the Prophet's Mosque in the city of Medina was the third attack to hit the kingdom on Monday, following blasts in the cities of Jeddah and Qatif.

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Paris attacks: More than 100 killed at Bataclan and restaurants

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France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after scores of people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks in Paris.

At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris.

Gunmen took many hostages there before being overpowered when police stormed the building.

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Hajj stampede: At least 717 killed in Saudi Arabia

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At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say.

Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite.

It is the deadliest incident to occur during the pilgrimage in 25 years.

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