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CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the latest twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
Tens of thousands of Malaysians streamed into central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, spurning warnings by police who have declared the rally illegal. The capital's historic heart was jammed by massive crowds, most of them in the banned yellow t-shirts of Malaysia's reform movement, amid a carnival atmosphere of political speeches, musical performances, deafening vuvuzelas and selfie-taking. Members of Prime Minister Najib Razak's cabinet have admitted he received nearly $700 million in mysterious deposits into his personal bank accounts starting in 2013.