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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday sacked his deputy premier and attorney general as part of a major cabinet reshuffle widely seen as an attempt to tighten his hold on office amid corruption allegations.
An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack. The blast in Sitra island, the scene of frequent clashes between security forces and Shiite demonstrators, comes days after the Sunni-ruled kingdom announced it had foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons from Iran. Shiite-led protests since 2011 demanding reforms in the Sunni-minority ruled Gulf kingdom have sparked clashes with security forces in which at least 89 people have been killed, human rights groups say.