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Beirut tries to bounce back after tragedy; Malaysia withdraws charges against Goldman Sachs; The Lancet praises Russian vaccine

In Beirut, rescuers were still digging through the rubble of collapsed buildings Friday after finding “signs of life, Malaysia’s Bernama state news agency has reported that prosecutors in Kuala Lumpur withdrew criminal charges against three Goldman Sachs units, and The Lancet medical journal has published early-stage trial results showing that Russia’s “Sputnik-V” vaccine for the coronavirus produced a legitimate antibody response.

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Barr testifies on Mueller probe; Former Malaysia PM found guilty; Bush fires killed or displaced 3 billion animals

US Attorney General William Barr heads to Capitol Hill today and will face questioning on what critics argue is a politicization of the Justice Department. And, in a case seen by many as a test of Malaysia’s resolve to stamp out corruption, the country’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, was found guilty of corruption Tuesday. Also, a new study has found that almost 3 billion animals were killed or displaced in the recent devastating bush fires in Australia.

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US toughens its stance against Chinese aggression in South China Sea

In a statement this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its "maritime empire." Bonnie S. Glaser, senior director for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins The World's Carol Hills to discuss the significance of this policy shift and what it means for China-US relations. 

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Pompeo visits Israel; Europe wants a summer travel season; Lebanon counters second virus wave

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Israel, where Iran, China and the annexation of occupied Palestinian territories is on the agenda. Europe is optimistic about a summer travel season. But Lebanon, facing a potential resurgence of the novel coronavirus, has locked down. And Malaysia is applying lessons from its experience with the Nipah virus. In Shanghai, Disneyland is reopened — but pandemic precautions are making their mark on the magical place.

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Power outage: How did global leadership change in 2019?

US President Donald Trump faces a Senate trial over whether to remove him from office in January. But impeachment is not the only way to remove a leader. Here's a look at political shake-ups around the world, where both legal and extralegal means to bring about regime change have made headlines.

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Malaysia's maid shortage rooted in abuse

Malaysian families are facing a critical shortage of maids. Most of the maids come from Indonesia. But Indonesia banned its citizens from going to work as maids in Malaysia after a series of abuses against them. Jennifer Pak reports from Kuala Lumpur.

Environment

E-waste youth activist

Living on Earth interviews Alex Lin, who won the Brower Youth Award for his pioneering work on electronic waste. Lin recycled and refurbishes computers for kids in the U.S. and around the world.

Global hit Borneo

Reporter Michael Switow tells us how young Malaysian singers on the island of Borneo are reviving musical traditions that were on the verge of dying out. Borneo is the island shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for six countries involved in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The answers are: Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Geo Quiz / Geo Answer

The "Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development" or OECD released a "blacklist" of global tax havens at yesterday's G20 summit in London. The Philippines, Uruguay, and Costa Rica were listed as three of the four worst offenders. For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the fourth. The answer is the Malaysian federal territory of Labuan.

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Global Hit

The US hip-hop group, the Black Eyed Peas, are scheduled to perform in Malaysia next month�but the country's Muslims are being told they can't attend. Islamic leaders say it would violate Islamic law. The BBC's Robin Brant has the story.