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Philippines: Senator critical of Duterte arrested

Senator Antonio Trillanes is detained in a move condemned as 'persecution' of opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Hong Kong bans pro-independence party in unprecedented move

Authorities in the Chinese-ruled city ban the Hong Kong National Party for posing a threat to national security.

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Filmmaker James Ricketson back in Australia after Cambodia pardon

James Ricketson, who was sentenced to six years for spying last year, was granted a pardon from the Cambodian king.

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China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

Beijing says it is open to negotiations but that the two sides must treat each other 'equally and with respect'.

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Amnesty demands answers on China internment of Uighurs

Rights group wants information about fate of those caught up in crackdown on Turkic Muslim ethnic group.

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Protests in Hong Kong over high-speed rail link to China

Passengers will clear Chinese immigration at the line's newly built terminal, where Chinese law will also be applied.

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China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

Beijing protests US sanctions imposed on China's military over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and missiles.

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South Korea's leader: Pyongyang seeks second Trump-Kim summit

Moon Jae-in says North Korea wants to speed up the agreed denuclearisation process and arrange a new meeting with Trump.

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib hit with 25 new charges over 1MDB scandal

Former Malaysian PM charged with four counts of abuse of power, 21 counts of money laundering over transfer of funds.

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Philippines: At least 29 dead in Cebu landslide

Quarrying operations suspended in parts of Philippines after a new landslide kills dozens in Mangkhut's wake.

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