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Published: Thursday 30 April 2009

>> Malaysia's government has banned two newspapers, ahead of key political developments. Harakah and Suara Keadilan have been told they cannot publish for the next three months, with immediate effect. The announcement came a week before the expected designation of a new and controversial prime minister, Najib Razak, and two weeks before important by-elections.

>> More than 50 million people across the world switched off their lights between 8.30-9.30 PM to observe the Earth Hour. The event was organized by the WWF.

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