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China-hosted SCO summit 'unity' contrasts with G7 disarray

Xi Jinping calls for 'pursuit of cooperation' hours after G7 ends with the US president calling the Canadian PM 'weak'.

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Hong Kong jails top activist Edward Leung for six years

Edward Leung sentenced to six years in prison for rioting and assaulting police officer during 2016 street protests.

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Chinese hackers steal US navy data from contractor: reports

US media report Chinese government hackers took more than 600 gigabytes of data, including plans for anti-missile ship.

US navy

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Trump open to Kim visiting the White House if summit is a success

US president also says it was possible he and North Korean leader could sign a deal to end the 1950-53 Korean War.

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Tropical storm floods southern China

The cyclone has brought heavy rain to Hainan and is likely to impact other parts of the region.

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Malaysia: Ex-PM Najib's wife questioned over 1MDB funds

Rosmah Mansour is expected to give statement on investigations into transfer of $10.6m into Najib's account.

Rosmah Mansour

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Relief in sight from Hong Kong's heat

Thunderstorms are expected to bring a much-needed rain to the region.

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'Relief for N Korea only after clear steps to denuclearisation'

US' Mattis says Pyongyang must take 'irreversible steps' to end its nuclear programme before receiving sanctions relief.

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Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

China criticises 'irresponsible comments' on S China Sea policy after Mattis accuses them of 'coercion'.

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Japan urges caution on any North Korea agreement

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera says sanctions on Pyongyang should stay in place, citing previous violations.

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