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Myanmar detains policemen over Rohingya abuse video

Rare admission of abuse in Rakhine state follows release of selfie-style video filmed by border police showing torture.

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Police to investigate abuse of Rohingya caught on video

Selfie-style video filmed by border guard police shows officers kicking, punching and slapping Rohingya men.

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Kim Jong-un says close to test long-range missile

Pyongyang in "final stages" of developing intercontinental ballistic missile, Kim Jong-un says in New Year's address.

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Fire rips through Jakarta ferry, 23 dead

Tourist vessel, carrying more than 200 passengers, caught fire near Jakarta after generator short-circuited on board.

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Park Geun-hye: I have never conspired with anyone

South Korean president denies wrongdoing in scandal that is threatening her presidency.

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New Chinese law tightens control over NGOs

Controversial regulation imposes ban on political or religious activities at odds with the government.

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Revellers gather early for New Year's Eve celebrations

Huge crowds gather for New Year's Eve celebrations as famed Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to explode in colour.

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Global leaders warn Aung Sun Suu Kyi over Rohingya

Group of 23 Nobel laureates and global leaders write to UNSC about "crimes against humanity" taking place in Myanmar.

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China to ban ivory trade by end of 2017

Announcement, hailed as "game changer", comes as Beijing faces pressure to curb trade.

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Flotilla planned to help Rohingya in Myanmar

Myanmar says it will not allow any unauthorised landing on its territory, sparking fears of possible confrontation.

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