1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud case

Former PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power over money transfers Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian politics, led ...

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Najib Razak trial: Former Malaysian PM found guilty on all charges in 1MDB corruption trial

The former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty on all seven corruption charges in his first trial over the multi-billion dollar scandal involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state fund. ...

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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records six deaths and 384 Covid-19 cases and NSW 14 new cases – latest news

State suspends non-urgent elective surgery as Covid-19 cases in nursing homes rises, while NSW announces 14 new cases. Follow live updatesVictoria records 384 new cases and six deathsHow Australia’s health workers are getting Covid-19Follow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.20am BST Hunt said the biggest challenge in aged care is that, if one staff tests positive, a “significant number of staff, or all staff, may need to isolate”. When all staff ...

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert: British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran desert prison

Middle East scholar, who was arrested in 2018, taken to Qarchak women’s jail, one of the most hostile institutions in the country and reportedly stricken with Covid-19A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year-prison sentence in Iran for espionage has been moved to a remote desert prison, notorious for violence and reportedly stricken with coronavirus.Cambridge-educated Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East scholar, had been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for nearly two years, before her ...

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Attorney general will defend aggressive US response to Portland protests

William Barr will tell members of a House judiciary hearing that the events in Portland are disconnected from the death of George FloydUS attorney general William Barr will defend the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America in a highly anticipated hearing on Tuesday, arguing that “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.Barr will tell members of the House Judiciary ...

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Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian megafires, report shows

Exclusive: Bushfires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientists Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that ...

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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews announces six deaths and 384 new Covid-19 cases – latest news

State suspends non-urgent elective surgery as Covid-19 cases in nursing homes rises, while NSW announces 14 new cases. Follow live updatesVictoria records 384 new cases and six deathsHow Australia’s health workers are getting Covid-19Follow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.02am BST Andrews said he will provide an update on the number of people who have applied for hardship payments to cover them for not having sick leave by the end of the week. He ...

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Kim Kardashian in tears as she meets Kanye West in Wyoming for marriage crisis talks

Kim Kardashian West has been pictured sobbing during an intense conversation with her husband Kanye West, after flying in to join the troubled rapper in Wyoming ...

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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews holds press conference on new Covid-19 cases – latest news

State announces paid pandemic leave scheme after casual staff linked to 683 active Covid-19 cases in nursing homes, while in Sydney three more venues are closed. Follow live updatesHow Australia’s health workers are getting Covid-19Follow the global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.46am BST Victorian premier Daniel Andrews is giving the update.He says there are now 260 people in hospital with Covid-19, including 45 people in intensive care.Can I just again take ...

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'If we get 35% of normal takings, it'll be a success'

One mayor of a village on the Amalfi coast usually brimming with summer tourists said that businesses would be happy to claw in just a third of normal earnings. ...

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