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Philippines Supreme Court upholds Duterte's martial law

Top court overwhelmingly votes in favour of military rule imposed by the president on the southern Mindanao region.

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North Korea claims test of intercontinental missile

Pyongyang launches ballistic missile that flew for nearly 40 minutes before coming down in the Sea of Japan.

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Dozens killed in China floods as rivers overflow

More than 50 people killed as heavy rain has caused the Yangtse River and many of its tributaries to overflow.

China floods

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Thailand: 60,000 workers flee over new labour laws

Workers return to Myanmar and other countries after government vows to crack down on unregistered foreign labourers.

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Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Philippine leader rejects calls to lift military rule in Mindanao, where hundreds have been killed.

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Rescue helicopter crash kills 8 after volcano erupts

A helicopter heading to evacuate residents near an erupting volcano crashed near Java's Dieng Plateau in Indonesia.

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Japan PM's party defeated in Tokyo poll

Governor Yuriko Koike's party and its allies win majority of seats in Tokyo's assembly as Shinzo Abe's party slumps.

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China: US warship near island a 'serious provocation'

China denounces a US move sailing a warship close to a disputed island occupied by Beijing in the South China Sea.

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Launch fails for China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket

Rocket carrying 7.5-tonne experimental satellite was to help Beijing launch a lunar probe later this year.

Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket

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Carrie Lam sworn in as Hong Kong's new leader

Hong Kong marks 20th anniversary of return to Chinese rule but over 100,000 protesters expected to take to the streets.

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