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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.

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Double bombing hits Thailand’s violence-plagued south

Thailand police say more than 40 people were injured in two explosions at a Pattani province shopping centre.

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Record turnout expected in South Korea's election

Voters galvanised by bribery scandal and high unemployment head to polls to replace indicted president Park Geun-hye.

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Trial of rights lawyer Xie Yang begins in Changsha

Xie Yang, detained since 2015, worked on numerous cases considered politically sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

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Deadly gas leak kills 18 coal miners in central China

Unidentified substance leaked out and wounded another 37 mine workers at the Jilinqiao mine in Hunan province.

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North Korea detains fourth US citizen: state media

The North's KCNA says Kim Hak-song is being held on 'suspicion of hostile acts against the state'.

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Australia to review Murray-Darling water distribution

Authorities are considering reversing a water plan that protects supplies for communities and wildlife in the southeast.

 Murray-Darling water

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Twin blasts kill two in Philippines

The police suggest gangs are to blame for twin explosions in Manila that also left six people wounded.

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