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The annual 'Plum Rains' in east Asia

The seasonal weather system brings much needed rain across east Asia, but often leads to severe flooding.

Gaungzhou province

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South Korea's Moon Jae-in willing to visit North Korea

After taking oath of office, president says he is open to visiting the nuclear-armed North under the 'right conditions'.

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Hun Sen threatens to wage 'war' on violent protesters

Hun Sen's threat of 'war' raises fears of unrest in next month's local election results are contested by the opposition.

Hun Sen

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China's Xi pledges to support Paris climate agreement

President Xi Jinping says he will uphold climate change agreement amid fears US may pull out of pact.

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Jakarta governor Ahok found guilty of blasphemy

Outgoing Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Purnama sentenced to two years in jail over comments he made during political campaign.

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Liberal Moon Jae-in set to win South Korean presidency

Exit polls project landslide victory for liberal candidate, a result that ends nearly a decade of conservative rule.

Moon Jae-in

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Double bombing hits Thailand’s violence-plagued south

Thailand police say more than 40 people were injured in two explosions at a Pattani province shopping centre.

Double bombing

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Record turnout expected in South Korea's election

Voters galvanised by bribery scandal and high unemployment head to polls to replace indicted president Park Geun-hye.

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Trial of rights lawyer Xie Yang begins in Changsha

Xie Yang, detained since 2015, worked on numerous cases considered politically sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

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Deadly gas leak kills 18 coal miners in central China

Unidentified substance leaked out and wounded another 37 mine workers at the Jilinqiao mine in Hunan province.

China's mines

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