Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif jailed again for corruption

Karachi, Pakistan (CNN)Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been found guilty of fresh corruption charges and sentenced to seven years in prison, a court ruled in Islamabad on Monday. Meanwhile, supporters of the former prime minister held small protests outside the courtroom in Islamabad — which tear gas was…

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Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections marred by deadly violence

(CNN)Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina has won a third consecutive term as prime minister, the country’s Election Commission said Monday, in a poll marred by deadly violence and allegations of rigged ballots. The military was deployed across the country to try to prevent the violence seen during recent polls, which were tarnished…

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Marxist student snatched on way to Mao Zedong celebration in China

Beijing (CNN)A high-profile Marxist student activist was bundled into a car by suspected plainclothes policemen on Wednesday on his way to celebrations for the birthday of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The student, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of official reprisal, said he heard Qiu yelling, “I didn’t…

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African fintech startup Jumo raises $12.5M more to fund Asia expansion

Months after a big round, African fintech startup Jumo has pulled in a fresh $12.5 million to add more fuel for its expansion into Asia Pacific. The new investment comes from London-based investment fund Odey Asset Management, and it is an extension to a $52 million round that closed back in…

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