Corruption is deadly in many developing countries, and in the industrial world, too, it is still a common practice.
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified by the country's top court in a corruption case. Analyst Raza Rumi says Sharif paid the price for his own mistakes as well as challenging army generals in the past.
After the ouster of Nawaz Sharif, the former PM's younger brother is likely to take over the reins in September. Shahbaz Sharif is believed to be more acceptable to Pakistan's powerful military establishment than Nawaz.
Manuel Antonio Noriega, the military strongman who took power in Panama in 1983 and was removed by US forces six years later, has died in Panama City. He was 83.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat called the snap election to quell ongoing corruption allegations linked to his family and associates. He has vowed to resign if any evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered.
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