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Putin wants to end 70-year-old dispute with Japan over islands

Russia and Japan are involved in a dispute over Kuril islands, captured by the Soviet Union at World War II's end.

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US 'weighing' China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims

US State Department non-committal in press briefing, but media reports say officials are considering punitive measures.

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Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

A six-year-old boy in Port Moresby is the country's 10th person diagnosed with the disease since its reappearance.

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Xi, Putin meet as Russia kicks off biggest ever war games

Russia kicks off largest war drills ever involving 300,000 troops, including Chinese soldiers, in eastern Siberia.

Xi, Putin meet

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China to UN rights chief Bachelet: 'Respect our sovereignty'

Beijing pushes back against new high commissioner for human rights who decried crackdown of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang.

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Mankhut: A typhoon with Hong Kong in sight?

Building to a Category-5 super typhoon, Mankhut is storming towards China with a possible Hong Kong strike on Sunday.

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Thai laws set May 2019 deadline for new elections

Long-awaited elections set for May next year at the latest, years after military coup toppled the elected government.

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Cambodia opposition figure Kem Sokha under house arrest

Kem Sokha of the dissolved CNRP placed under house arrest after more than a year in jail pending treason trial.

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Death toll rises after earthquake on Japan's Hokkaido Island

Officials urge locals and businesses to cut back on electricity usage to prevent blackouts.

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China bans popular underground Protestant church in Beijing

Zion church shutdown amid deepening crackdown on China's 'underground' churches.

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