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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements were set to begin Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general — believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands may be known as home to one of the world's most liberal drug policies, but it isn't totally freewheeling. There are plenty of rules and regulations smokers and weed-selling coffee shops must stick to.
Putrajaya (Malaysia) (AFP) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges was overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition. A Court of Appeals panel sided with a government challenge to Anwar's 2012 acquittal on charges he sodomised a male former aide, saying a lower court had misjudged evidence. Anwar, 66, was sentenced to five years in jail, but freed pending appeal. Once a rising star in Malaysia's long-ruling party until his spectacular ouster in the late 1990s, Anwar has alleged a long-running campaign by the ruling regime to destroy his political career with false charges.