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Police arrest organizer of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent (Mon, 20 Jan 2020)
A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organization said on Monday, after a protest he helped organize in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds.
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Malaysian PM says coalition could be a one-term government unless it stops infighting (Mon, 20 Jan 2020)
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not make changes and stop infighting.
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Malaysia's Mahathir rules out trade action over Indian palm oil boycott (Mon, 20 Jan 2020)
Malaysia will not take retaliatory trade action against India over its boycott of palm oil purchases amid a political row between the two countries, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.
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The Guardian

Revealed: how Angolan ruler's daughter used her status to build $2bn empire (Sun, 19 Jan 2020)
Leaks show how Isabel dos Santos became Africa’s richest woman at expense of Angolan state Profile: Isabel dos Santos The diamond deal that rocked Angola The complex financial schemes that helped Africa’s richest woman amass a fortune at vast cost to the Angolan state can be revealed for the first time after a huge leak of confidential documents from her business empire. Isabel dos Santos, who is known as “the princess” in Angola, the oil-rich nation her father ruled as president for almost four decades, has long denied that her estimated $2.2bn (£1.7bn) fortune is the result of nepotism or corruption. Continue reading...
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How Angola's state oil firm was left with just $309 in its account (Sun, 19 Jan 2020)
Inquiry into Isabel dos Santos’s management of Sonangol turns on a series of events before her sacking The diamond deal that rocked Angola Revealed: how Angolan ruler’s daughter built $2bn empire The transfers began on 16 November 2017, with $38m wired (then £32.3m) to a bank account in Dubai. A little later another sum, this time $15m, exited, followed by a third for $4m. At the start of the day, the bank account of Sonangol, Angola’s state oil company, had contained $57m. By sunset, it had just $309. The story of these payments, as told by a Sonangol bank statement and internal report, lies at the centre of an Angolan government investigation into Africa’s richest woman. Continue reading...
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Prince Harry: We had 'no other option' than to stand down as royals (Sun, 19 Jan 2020)
Duke of Sussex makes heartfelt speech about his and Meghan’s decision to step back from roles The Duke of Sussex has expressed his sadness over his decision to step down from royal duties in his first public remarks on the move, saying he had taken a “leap of faith”. Giving a speech at a private dinner in London for his charity Sentebale, Prince Harry said: “Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth, and my military associations without public funding. Unfortunately that wasn’t possible.” Continue reading...
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