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Malaysia’s Muslims hold prayers as tensions rise with North Korea

By Reuters
11 March 2017   |   5:52 am
A special prayer session is held by Muslims across Malaysia for their compatriots stranded in North Korea as tensions rise over the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

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