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Malaysia Passes Controversial Anti-Terror Bill

Malaysia has passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill, which the government says is necessary to tackle the threat from Islamist extremists. The bill reintroduces indefinite detention without trial, which the Prime Minister had repealed in 2012. Human Rights Watch called the move “a giant step backwards for human rights.” The bill passed hours after police authorities

Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine

A Malaysian airliner reportedly carrying 295 passengers has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. The plane was on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with Flight MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukraine. An aviation source in Moscow told Reuters the

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