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Taiwan has opened an investigation into President Ma Ying-jeou over alleged illegal donations, prosecutors say.

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2014-12-25 10:00

A leading human rights group is asking UN rapporteurs to help try to stop the mass executions of soldiers sentenced to death by firing squad in Nigeria for refusing to fight Islamic militants.

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