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Vietnam exiles dissident after revoking his citizenship

Pham Minh Hoang, who was deported to France, is a member of Vietnam Reform Party, which Hanoi calls a 'terrorist group'.

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Indonesia: Attackers kill police officer in Medan

Police say assailants linked to ISIL and another armed group following Eid-day incident just before prayers in Medan.

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Ex-communists pocket cash benefits in Thai amnesty deal

Final payouts made as part of agreement with government that led to the surrender of 80,000 party members in 1980.

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Hopes fade in grim search for Xinmo landslide survivors

Thousands of Chinese rescuers with detection devices and dogs look for survivors after disaster in Sichuan province.

Xinmo landslide

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Fighting resumes in Marawi after Eid ceasefire

No gunfire or air strikes heard over besieged Marawi during eight-hour 'humanitarian pause' declared by the military.

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Guantanamo detainee Hambali charged in Bali bombing

Indonesian detainee at Guantanamo blamed for both 2002 bombings and 2003 JW Marriott Hotel attack in Jakarta.

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15 dead, 120 missing in landslide in Sichuan's Maoxin

Up to 62 homes destroyed by boulders after collapse of mountain side due to heavy rains in Xinmo in Maoxin county.

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US: North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

US officials believe latest test could be for intercontinental ballistic missile as tensions soar on Korean peninsula.

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South Korea: Choi Soon-sil handed three-year jail term

Seoul court finds longtime friend of ousted President Park guilty of bribing daughter's professors.

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US presses China to do more to rein in North Korea

North Korea tops agenda at newly established Diplomatic and Security Dialogue involving high-level Chinese delegation.

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