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Source: Common Domain

Najib’s Former Deputy Charged as Malaysia Graft Probes Bite

Saturday 04:14 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia charged a former deputy prime minister with breaking money-laundering and corruption laws as Mahathir Mohamad’s government steps up investigations into graft allegations plaguing the former administration.

Mr. Zahid is the most significant figure to be charged after former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were arrested and charged with a combined 49 offenses relating to a multibillion-dollar scandal surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, a state investment fund that Mr. Najib established in 2009.

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Source: The Guradian

White man who shot three black men during Hurricane Katrina pleads guilty

Friday 15:27 GMT

A man who shot and wounded three black men as they attempted to evacuate New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina has pleaded guilty to a hate crime, according to the Department of Justice on Thursday.

Roland Bourgeois Jr, who is white, will face five to 10 years in prison for the shooting which occurred in the chaotic aftermath of Katrina, and after which he allegedly shouted racial slurs and said: “Anything coming up this street darker than a brown paper bag is getting shot.” FBI special agent in charge Eric Rommal said of the federal investigation that led to the plea: “Even though these crimes and Hurricane Katrina occurred over 13 years ago, the FBI does not forget.”

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Source: CBS News

"He's guilty as sin": Former gymnast Jessica Howard slams ex-USA Gymnastics CEO

Saturday 11:45 GMT

In an interview on "CBS This Morning," former Team USA gymnast and USA Gymnastics board member Jessica Howard excoriated the organization for caring only about "money and medals" and called its ex-president Steve Penny "guilty as sin."

She recalled a time when he told her, "Why do we even have your sport, it doesn't bring in any money," referring to rhythmic gymnastics, in which Howard is a national champion.

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Source: Global News

Guelph, Ont. man pleads guilty to ‘brutal murder’ of his wife

Saturday 13:35 GMT

Details of the brutal murder of Seble “Mimi” Dietrich at the hands of her husband Stephan Dietrich were presented to the Superior Court of Justice Thursday after the defendant pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

The court heard that Stephan Dietrich beat his wife Seble to death with a shovel in the family’s garden shed following an argument over a cell phone bill. Autopsy photos showed evidence of blunt force trauma to Seble’s skull and it was those injuries that caused her death.


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