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Malaysia’s former prime Minister, Najib Razak, offers a prayer as he arrives at the high court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Ahead of what is being touted as Malaysia’s trial of the century – the start of hearings against former prime minister Najib Razak over the country’s (...)

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak leaves the high court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Najib Razak, the former prime minister who sat at the pinnacle of a political machine that dominated Malaysia for more than 60 years, on Wednesday beg(...)

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (C)  is escorted by Malaysian police officers at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Photograph: Fazry Ismail/EPA

A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un escaped the death penalty on Monday, after Malaysian prosec(...)

Sean Doyle says he was “flattered and surprised” to be asked to take over as Aer Lingus chief executive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“There’s no room for complacency in this business.” It’s not exactly a mantra, but it’s a phrase that Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle repeats o(...)

Ireland’s Padraig Harrington  during a  Pro-Am event in Malaysia  prior to the start of the Maybank Championship. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington insists his recovery from injury is “ahead of expectations” despite admitting it could be several months before h(...)

Well-wishers light 49 candles as they pay respects to victims outside the hospital in Christchurch on March 16, 2019, after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city the previous day. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

A three- and four-year old are among the victims of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand carried out on Friday. New Zealan(...)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch in New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Baker

The nationalities of some of the victims of the terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers in New Zealand have begun to emerge as anxious relatives and fr(...)

 Doan Thi Huong, who is a suspect in the murder  of the North Korean leader’s half brother Kim Jong-nam, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Malaysia’s attorney general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Ko(...)

It is highly unusual for planes to turn around or divert midair for anything other than technical or passenger health reasons. File Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

A Malaysia-bound plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after one of the passengers realised she had left her baby in the terminal. The pilot made th(...)

Soldiers inspect vehicles in Zamboanga, in the Philippines, the gateway to the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. Photograph: Jes Aznar/New York Times

Across the islands of the southern Philippines, the black flag of Islamic State is flying over what the group considers its East Asia province. Men in(...)

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