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Thai police search for more firearms in said plot to kill PM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday that they’re looking for more weapons believed to be part of a plot to assassinate the prime minister, after police discovered guns and thousands of bullets allegedly belonging to an anti-establishment leader. Police found over a dozen guns, around 6,000 bullets, knives, drugs, …

Cambodian PM promises vigorous probe into critic’s killing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister said Monday that authorities will conduct a vigorous investigation to uncover any conspiracy behind the shooting death of a government critic, and urged the opposition not to use the assassination to incite people. Kem Ley, 45, was killed at a gas station …

Outrage after Venezuela opposition leader killed

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The slaying of a Venezuelan opposition leader at a campaign rally is becoming an international flashpoint a week before critical congressional elections. The United Nations’ human rights office called on Venezuela’s government Friday to protect opposition leaders following the shooting death of a politician campaigning against …

Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia’s government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors. Maduro said during a visit to Vietnam that the …