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Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader Anwar sworn in as PM.

Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader Anwar sworn in as PM.
Malaysia’s longtime opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister on Thursday (24), ending days of uncertainty after divisive general elections produced a hung parliament.  Anwar was sworn in by the country's monarch at the royal palace…
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Donald Trump says he'll run for president again in 2024.

Donald Trump says he'll run for president again in 2024.
Former US President Donald Trump has launched his third bid for the White House, declaring: "America's comeback starts right now." At his Florida estate, he said: "We have to save our country." Mr Trump's announcement comes as some fellow Republica…
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Father of modern election science, Sir David Butler, passes away.

Father of modern election science, Sir David Butler, passes away.
Sir David Butler, dubbed the “Father of Election Science” , has died at the age of 98. He was born on the 17th of October 1924, Butler became a diligent student of philosophy, politics, and economics at New College, Oxford. His studies were disrupted when he was commissioned…
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Slovenia elects lawyer as first female president.

Slovenia elects lawyer as first female president.
Slovenia has elected a lawyer linked to former US first lady Melania Trump as its first-ever female head of state. Natasa Pirc Musar is a journalist and lawyer who ran as an independent with the backing of Slovenia's centre-left government. She defeated former foreign min…
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India’s top court releases 06 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination.

India’s top court releases 06 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination.
India’s top court on Friday (11) ordered the release of six people convicted of killing the country’s former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, 31 years after their imprisonment. The Supreme Court released Nalini Sriharan, the only woman convicted in the case, and five men, accord…
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Operation Vigilant Storm had Underway in South Korea.

Operation Vigilant Storm had Underway in South Korea.
Operation Vigilant Storm, a four-day training exercise involving hundreds of aircraft and designed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the U.S. Air Force and some of its allies in the Asia-Pacific region. The exercise is set to run from October 31 to Nov…
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Ghana to assume Presidency of UN Security Council

Ghana to assume Presidency of UN Security Council
West African country, Ghana assumes the rotating monthly Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. During the month of November 2022, Ghana shall preside over the meetings of the Council (adoptions, debates and consultations) and, under its authority, shall represe…
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Lula da Silva returned as Brazil’s President for third time.

Lula da Silva returned as Brazil’s President for third time.
Brazil’s electoral authority said that Luiz Incio Lula da Silva of the leftist Worker’s Party defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country’s next president. With 98.8 per cent of the votes tallied in the runoff vote, da Silva had 50.8 per cent and Bolsonaro 49.2 …
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King Misuzulu crowned in historic South Africa ceremony.

King Misuzulu crowned in historic South Africa ceremony.
A new Zulu king has been crowned at a historic event attended by thousands in South Africa's coastal city of Durban. King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini was formally acknowledged as monarch by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who gave him a certificate of recognition. The ceremony was …
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Youngest UK PM in two centuries, takes office.

Youngest UK PM in two centuries, takes office.
Rishi Sunak to take Oath as PM of UK: Rishi Sunak will be named as the PM of UK, and he will be the first British Prime Minister of Indian descent. In a remarkable shift of power during an economic crisis. In the midst of a “deep economic dilemma,” the future prime minister…
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Iraqi parliament elects Abdul Latif Rashid as new president.

Iraqi parliament elects Abdul Latif Rashid as new president.
Lawmakers in Iraq have elected Kurdish politician Abdul Latif Rashid as the country’s new president, paving the way for the formation of a new government and ending a year of deadlock, even as rockets landed near the parliament building. Rashid replaced fellow Iraqi Kurd Bar…
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Myanmar court extends Aung San Suu Kyi’s prison sentence to 26 years.

Myanmar court extends Aung San Suu Kyi’s prison sentence to 26 years.
A court in military-run Myanmar has sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s deposed former leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to three additional years in jail for corruption, a source familiar with the case told CNN, extending her total prison term to 26 years. Wednesda…
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Malaysian prime minister calls for early election.

Malaysian prime minister calls for early election.
Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob called for an early election on Monday, hoping to win a stronger mandate for his party and stabilize the rocky political landscape that has plagued the country over the last four years. The ruling party’s rush for an election come…
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Ibrahim Traore declared Burkina Faso president after coup.

Ibrahim Traore declared Burkina Faso president after coup.
Captain Ibrahim Traore has been appointed as president of Burkina Faso after Paul-Henri Damiba was removed in the West African country’s second coup in less than nine months. The Sahel country plunged into political turmoil on September 30 after a group of officers decided t…
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Commonwealth may change in Africa after Queen Elizabeth’s death.

Commonwealth may change in Africa after Queen Elizabeth’s death.
On Monday (03), Buckingham Palace announced the first state visit to be hosted by King Charles III, who ascended to the throne after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II last month. From November 22 to 24, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa – whose three predeces…
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New resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at UNHRC with majority votes.

New resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at UNHRC with majority votes.
The new resolution titled Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, which was tabled at the 51st Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today (06), has been adopted with majority votes. A total of 20 countries includi…
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Health, petroleum and electricity again gazetted as essential services.

Health, petroleum and electricity again gazetted as essential services.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued a gazette notification to be effective from September 03, 2022, specifying once again the supply of power and all related services, petroleum production and fuel supply or distribution and health services as essential services for m…
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North Korea fires ballistic missile.

North Korea fires ballistic missile.
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan, in what appears to be a deliberate escalation to get the attention of Tokyo and Washington. The missile travelled 4,500km (2,800 miles) before falling into the Pacific Ocean - far enough to hit the US island of Guam if it…
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Brazil election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beats polls.

Brazil election goes to runoff as Bolsonaro beats polls.
Brazil’s presidential election is headed for a run-off vote, electoral authorities said on Sunday, after President Jair Bolsonaro’s surprising strength in the first round spoiled rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s hopes of winning outright. With 99.7% of electronic votes coun…
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27-member COPA committee named.

27-member COPA committee named.
The members of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) were announced by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today. A total of 27 members have been nominated by the Parliament Committee of Selection to serve on the COPA Committee.  The members are as follows: Mohan Priyadharshana…
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