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Malaysia deports Turkish nationals accused of coup link

Police confirm three citizens arrested under security law returned to Ankara as rights group warns of 'crass abuse'.

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N Korea seeks extradition in alleged assassination plot

Pyongyang demands handover of 'terrorist' conspirators after saying CIA, South Korea planned to kill leader Kim Jong-un.

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Facebook blocks scores of pages in Thailand

Facebook blocks 178 pages deemed unlawful by the Thai criminal court, including some allegedly insulting the monarchy.

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Deadly earthquake hits China's Taxkorgan county

At least nine people killed and more than 20 injured in 5.5-magnitude earthquake that hit China's Xinjiang region.

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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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