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Chilean prosecutor who led church abuse probes faces removal amid negligence claim

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean prosecutor who led one of the world's most aggressive investigations of sex abuse allegations against the Roman Catholic Church now faces removal from his post amid claims of impropriety involving a drug case and other official duties.

Malaysian Bar dismayed over PWD Act

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar is dismayed that persons with disabilities continue to face significant challenges in exercising their basic rights, even though a decade has passed since the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act came into force, says its president Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor.

Thousands celebrate East Timor's 20th anniversary but the scars remain

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of people turned out on Friday night to celebrate East Timor's independence on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 referendum that led to the end of Indonesian occupation.