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Liu Xiaobo can be taken overseas, foreign medics say

Doctors say Liu Xiaobo wants to go to Germany or US for treatment and can be moved safely, but it needs to happen soon.

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Battulga to become new president after rival concedes

Khaltmaa Battulga won more than 50 percent of the votes in a scandal-ridden presidential run-off campaign.

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Khaltmaa Battulga leading in Mongolia presidential poll

Opposition candidate Khaltmaa Battulga wins more than 50 percent of votes, according to partial results.

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Japan floods: Rescue workers find more bodies

Four bodies found in southern Japan, taking death toll from heavy rain to six with about 20 more missing, official says.

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Mongolia votes in first-ever presidential runoff

Presidential race went into a runoff after none of the three candidates won a majority in last month's election.

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Russia objects to calls for UN action on North Korea

Russian defence ministry believes missile tested on Tuesday was of medium range and wants the US to amend its statement.

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Vote controversy mars PNG elections as counting begins

Election officials found carrying US$57,000 in 'cash allowance for polling staff'.

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Indonesia: Kaesang Pangarep investigated for blasphemy

Youngest son of Widodo to be summoned for questioning after a complaint about a video he uploaded to YouTube in May.

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to plead guilty

Pro-democracy leader of the 'Umbrella Movement' to not fight charge of obstructing justice in 2014 demonstrations.

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US: Ready to use force in North Korea 'if we must'

US vows to defend itself and allies against North Korea's missile threat if necessary, but prefers to use trade clout.

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