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    Malaysia Moves Ahead With Kim Jong Nam Murder Trial

    She’ll have her day in court. Prosecutors in Malaysia on Thursday dashed the hopes of Doan Thi Huong, her lawyers and the Vietnamese government — all of whom hoped the Vietnamese suspect in the 2017 killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother would walk free. Earlier this week, authorities released her Indonesian co-defendant Siti Aisyah, but Huong hasn’t been as lucky: She goes on trial April 1.

    How will Vietnam respond? Officials are reportedly still in talks with the Malaysian government in a bid to secure Huong’s freedom.

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