Asia Briefs: S. Korea's Blue House blocks search

S. Korea's Blue House blocks search

SEOUL • South Korean special prosecutor officials withdrew from the presidential Blue House yesterday after they were blocked from searching offices there.

President Park Geun Hye was impeached by Parliament on Dec 9 on suspicion of colluding with a long-time friend, Choi Soon Sil, to pressure big businesses into donating to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiatives.

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Man shoots ex-wife, himself in law office

KUALA LUMPUR • A man, armed with an automatic pistol, gunned down his former wife yesterday before shooting himself dead. The murder-suicide took place at the reception area of a law firm.

Police believe the man fired four to five shots, hitting his former wife, who worked for the firm, once in the back and once in the leg.

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