World Daily News In Brief – Wednesday 24/08/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

U.S. military carries out strike in Syria on Iran-linked targets

The U.S. military said it carried out air strikes on Tuesday in Syria’s Deir al-Zor against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Angolans go to polls in most competitive election in decades

Polls will open in Angola on Wednesday morning, with the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) facing the most significant challenge from opposition parties for decades.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Bolsonaro receives 40.3% of voting intentions in São Paulo state and Lula da Silva 35.5%

Contrary to all claims, President Jair Bolsonaro (PL, right) is ahead of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT, left) in the country’s most populous São Paulo state, by far the most important in Brazil, as shown by Paraná Pesquisas, August 18-22, 2022.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Malaysia’s Najib headed to jail after losing final 1MDB appeal

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak will begin a 12-year prison sentence after losing his final appeal against corruption convictions on Tuesday.

. REUTERS (UK)

Thai court suspends PM Prayuth pending term limit review

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from official duties after it decided to hear a petition to review his legally mandated eight-year term limit.