KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition led by the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) scored a key election victory on Saturday, winning over control of the Malacca state.
The coalition took 21 of 28 state assembly seats, granting it a two-thirds majority in the state assembly, in results announced by the election commission. (Malaysia-BN-Malacca)
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VANCOUVER -- The bodies of three missing men have been found at a rainstorm-caused mudslide in British Columbia province of Canada, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on Saturday.
The men were among four people who police confirmed were missing due to the mudslide that swept across a section of a highway near Lillooet of British Columbia on Monday. (Canada-Mudslide-Dead Bodies)
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TRIPOLI -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday said more than 75 illegal immigrants have drowned at sea off the coast of western Libya, while trying to reach Europe.
"Over 75 migrants drowned on Wednesday after departing from Libya according to 15 survivors rescued by fishermen and brought to Zuwara," IOM tweeted. (Libya-IOM-Illegal Migrants)
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MOGADISHU -- Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble on Saturday appointed a new minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation alongside his deputy in a mini reshuffle of the cabinet.
In a statement released in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, Roble appointed Abdisaid Muse Ali, the current chief of staff in the presidency, as the country's new foreign minister, to replace Mohamed Abdirizak who was sworn in on Nov. 25, 2020. (Somalia-Appointment)