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Malaysian court postpones Kim Jong-nam's murder hearing

Two female suspects appear in court but lawyers warn they feared 'a trial by ambush' with police not sharing evidence.

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China: Military force won't halt North Korea threat

US put North Korea on notice it won't tolerate any provocation, while Pyongyang threatened a nuclear strike in response.

USS Carl Vinson

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Army 'kills Abu Sayyaf commander' blamed for beheadings

Clash on Bohol leaves several fighters dead, notably Moammar Askali, blamed for the beheading of foreign hostages.

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New Zealand braced for next bout of flooding rain

Remnants of Cyclone Cook expected to bring torrential rain and damaging winds to the North Island.

Cyclone Debbie

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North Korea vows to respond to 'reckless' US moves

'DPRK ready to react to any mode of war' after US sends navy strike group to Korean Peninsula following missile tests.

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Deported Filipinos return from Malaysia

Many of the thousands of undocumented workers had left Mindanao, hoping to escape a life of poverty and war.

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US strike group heads towards Korean Peninsula

Third Fleet says USS Carl Vinson making its way to the Western Pacific Ocean following North Korean 'provocations'.

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Police kill suspected fighters in East Java

Gun battle ends in deaths of six suspects in village near Surabaya after failed attempt to shoot officers, police say.

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Myanmar ferry capsizes: 20 dead, over a dozen missing

Some 60 passengers on the ferry were returning from a wedding when it collided with another boat in the Irrawaddy Delta.

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Multiple tremors damage buildings in Philippines

Hundreds flee coastal areas in Batangas province as rumours about false tsunami threat spread following quakes.

Manila

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