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Drone strike kills six suspected militants northwest Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed at least six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, four intelligence officials said, as Pakistani officials debated plans to strengthen a crack down on the Taliban insurgency.

Letters

Islam for state and society

From DR. CHANDRA MUZAFFAR, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Yayasan 1Malaysia.

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Genocide retrial of Guatemala ex-dictator Rios Montt suspended

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Supreme Court on Monday began a retrial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt for genocide, but in a fresh twist to a bizarre legal saga suspended it as the defence sought the removal of one of the judges hearing the case.

Community

EC director says queries on delineation of state constituencies allowed for one month

KUCHING: The state Election Commission (EC) has not received any objections so far to its proposal to increase the number of state constituencies by 11 to 82.

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Hong Kong govt cements support for China's pre-screening of poll candidates

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government on Wednesday cemented its support for China's plan to pre-screen candidates for the city's 2017 leadership election, just weeks after authorities cleared the streets of protesters pushing for greater democracy.

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Year Ahead: Rocky road ahead for the legal system

The year ahead will see more court battles over Constitutional issues.

Reflecting On The Law

The power of different courts

In a country with a supreme Constitution, the courts cannot be ousted on issues of constitutionality.

Nation

Sri Ram sets up own law firm

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, who caused a stir when he acted as Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lead counsel, has set up his own law firm to avoid any conflict of interest.

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HK legislator vows to resign

HONG KONG: A veteran pro-democracy lawmaker has pledged to resign from Hong Kong’s legislature, triggering a by-election to allow residents to “vent their anger” at Chinese authorities over proposals on how the city chooses its next leader.

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Sri Lanka's strongman president voted out after a decade

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost his bid for a third term on Friday, ending a decade of rule that critics say had become increasingly authoritarian and marred by nepotism and corruption.