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Symbolic destruction: bringing down the statues

When British protesters pulled down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston and Belgian officials did the same to King Leopold II, they were engaging in a symbolic act with many precedents.

Najib’s British PR guru wanted for money-laundering

A controversial British former media adviser to Malaysia's toppled leader is being sought by authorities for allegedly laundering $3.4 million, officials said Thursday, nine months after his boss was ejected from office.

Thailand carries out first execution since 2009

Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, the government said, putting a 26-year-old convicted murderer to death by lethal injection in a move condemned by Amnesty International as "deplorable".

King renames Swaziland as ‘eSwatini’

The king of Swaziland, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule.

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