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  • Anwar Ibrahim loses ground to rival as Malaysia sodomy trial drags on

    Anwar Ibrahim loses ground to rival as Malaysia sodomy trial drags on

    The slow-moving sodomy trial for Anwar Ibrahim underscores his bitter rivalry with Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has grown increasingly popular in Muslim-majority Malaysia since his election in April 2009.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/03

    An employee poses inside Antony Gormley's sculpture, 'Breathing Room III,' which is made from 15 interconnecting photo-luminescent frames, at the White Cube Gallery in London on Thursday.

  • Suspected Somali pirates more active, but US Navy fighting back

    Suspected Somali pirates more active, but US Navy fighting back

    End of monsoon season is bringing more aggressive activity by suspected Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. But the US and other navies are hitting back, capturing pirates and sinking their boats.

  • Malaysia cautiously challenges longtime affirmative action policies

    Malaysia cautiously challenges longtime affirmative action policies

    In his widely anticipated new economic strategy Tuesday, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak criticized longstanding affirmative action policies – which benefit his political base of ethnic Malays – but gave few specifics on how he would undo them.

  • In Pictures Earth Hour 2010

    People place LED lights to form a 'No CO2' slogan in support of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases during the Earth Hour Saturday, in Taipei, Taiwan. More than 20 high-rise buildings in Taiwan's capital dimmed their lights for an hour in a gesture against global warming.

  • Muslim women could be the key to ending extremism

    Muslim women are addressing issues in conflict zones. Pay attention.

  • In Pictures Somali pirates

    British Royal Marines and sailors from the Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose intercept a pirate gang in the Somali basin on Oct. 14, 2010. Cyber attacks, terrorism, inter-state conflict and natural hazards are the top threats to British security, officials said, a day before a major military review due to include deep spending cuts.

  • Malaysia opposition embattled by leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial

    Malaysia opposition embattled by leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial

    Malaysia's opposition coalition is struggling to stay united as their popular leader Anwar Ibrahim focuses on his sodomy trial. Already four lawmakers have defected.

  • Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial poses key test for Malaysia courts

    Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial poses key test for Malaysia courts

    Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will stand trial Wednesday on a sodomy charge, which he says is politically motivated. Anwar was jailed for a sodomy conviction that was overturned in 2004.

  • In Pictures Graffiti

    This painting, attributed to elusive British graffiti artist Banksy, appeared in Camden Town, London in December 2009, during the Copenhagen climate conference.