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S Korea: Choi Soon-sil jailed 20 years for corruption

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye's confidante found guilty of using her ties for personal gain.

Choi Soon-sil

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Happy Chinese New Year! Lunar Year of the Dog begins

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is widely popular. Here is what we know.

Chinese New Year

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Duterte: Shoot female rebels in their genitals

Rights groups slam Philippine president for the latest in a series of derogatory and demeaning comments about women.

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Tropical storm threatens major flooding in Mindanao

Tropical Storm Sanba churns towards the Philippines bringing torrential rain and the threat of landslides.

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Myanmar: Security forces face 'action' over killings

Rohingya men were hacked with swords or shot dead in the village of Inn Din and the bodies were buried in a mass grave.

Rohingya men

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Cambodia dissident in jail after Thailand deportation

Rights groups condemn Thailand for forcibly returning shoe-throwing critic of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Sam Sokha

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Thailand: Protesters demand national elections

Elections to restore democracy have been postponed several times with by PM Chan-ocha, following a coup in 2014.

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Filipinos protest China's build up in disputed sea

Protesters demand end to China's activities in the South China Sea after reports of its structural expansion on islands.

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North Korea's Kim invites S Korean leader to Pyongyang

Rare invitation is received with caution by Seoul as it seeks dialogue between the US and North Korea.

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Hong Kong bus crash kills 18 and injures scores

Pictures from the scene show rescue workers cutting open the roof of the vehicle to reach the casualties inside.

Hong Kong bus crash

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