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Malaysia police arrest 7 boys over deadly school fire

Officials believe there was teasing between the pupils and the suspects days before the fire that killed at least 23.

Malaysia police

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Entire Philippine city police force fired over killings

About 1,200 Caloocan city officers will be relieved in batches after some were suspected in the murders of three teens.

Kian Loyd Delos Santos

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Kim Jong-un vows to complete N Korea nuclear programme

KCNA says leader wants 'equilibrium' with US as Washington reiterates it has military options to deal with Pyongyang.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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North Korea missile test angers Japan, South Korea

Japan PM sees 'no bright future' for North Korea 'on this path' while South Korea leader orders live-fire missile drill.

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North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Launch of 'intermediate-range ballistic missile' comes day after it warned Japan and US over new UN sanctions.

ballistic missile

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Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Amnesty accuses Myanmar army of carrying out 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya, as nearly 400,000 flee to Bangladesh.

Rohingya villages

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East Timor set to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM

New leader to face pressure to boost revenue in Asia's youngest democracy where unemployment and poverty remain high.

East Timor

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Fire kills at least 25 at religious school in Malaysia

Early morning blaze kills at least 23 students and two teachers at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah school in Kuala Lumpur.

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North Korea threatens US, Japan over UN sanctions

Threat to turn US to 'ashes' and sink Japan 'into the sea' with nuclear bomb follows adoption of latest UN sanctions.

Kim Jong-un's government

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UN urges an end to Rohingya violence

UN head demands Myanmar government to halt military action in Rakhine state and grant Muslim-minority legal status.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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