North Korea threw next month's summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump into doubt on Wednesday, threatening weeks of diplomatic progress by saying it may reconsider if Washington insists it unilaterally gives up its nuclear weapons.
Voter anger over a goods and services tax, as well as allegations of corruption that had swirled for years around Najib's government and the apparently lavish lifestyle of his wife, had finally taken its toll.
Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Tuesday for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, while on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final day of a Palestinian protest campaign.
The populist Shi'ite cleric, a longtime adversary of the United States, was a surprise win for Iraq. The preliminary results were based on a count of more than 91 percent of the votes cast in 16 of Iraq's 18 provinces.
Israeli troops killed 58 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
A couple who fled their village as children 70 years ago for Gaza still long for their home. It is now an Israeli kibbutz.
North Korea announced it would dismantle its test site in the next two weeks, which would include collapsing tunnels with explosions.
Now, as China pushes ahead with industrialization of the world's largest hog herd, part of a 30-year effort to modernize its farm sector and create wealth in rural areas, companies are experimenting with high-rise housing for pigs despite the costs.