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Aung Sung Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

Myanmar leader faces mounting criticism over handling of Rohingya crisis but no official word on why trip was cancelled.

Aung Sung Suu Kyi

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Halimah Yacob named Singapore's first Malay president

Halimah Yacob's 'walkover' election draws public criticism due to perceived lack of democratic process in city-state.

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N Korea: US will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

Warning comes as Trump calls latest sanctions only a 'small step' and 'nothing compared' to what will have to be done.

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UN Security Council to discuss Rohingya situation

Meeting sought by UK and Sweden as nearly 370,000 Rohingya cross into Bangladesh to flee violence in Rakhine.

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South Korea welcomes new UNSC sanctions on North

Pressure builds on North following latest nuclear test after UN Security Council unanimously backs new measures.

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UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in a watered-down version of initial draft resolution.

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Manila floods as tropical depression slams Philippines

At least two people have been killed after storm delivered torrential heavy rain.

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Myanmar crisis textbook example of ethnic cleansing: UN

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein denounces 'brutal security operation' by Myanmar military against Rohingya.

Muslim minority in Rakhine State

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Pyongyang warns Washington over UN sanctions push

North Korea warns Washington will pay the price for any fresh sanctions passed on Pyongyang at UN meeting on Monday.

Kim Jong-un

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NATO chief calls for united response to North Korea

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general, has demanded a strong and unified response to provocations from Pyongyang.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

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