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North Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences'

USS Carl Vinson strike group carries out exercises with South Korean navy as North's media warns 'stop running wild'.

Carl Vinson aircraft carrier

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Philippine leader says N Korea 'wants to end world'

Rodrigo Duterte says North Korean leader Kim wants to 'finish everything' and 'drag us all down' in a nuclear war.

Rodrigo Duterte

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ASEAN meets amid Korea tension and South China Sea row

Developments on Korean Peninsula and South China Sea dispute set to dominate agenda of conference in Philippine capital.

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North Korea carries out missile test in defiance of UN

US and South Korean officials say launch of missile, amid high tensions on the Korean Peninsula, appears to have failed.

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Thailand police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Current whereabouts of Vorayuth Yoovidhya, accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident in 2012, remain unknown.

Vorayuth Yoovidhya

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China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier

Newly-built 50,000-tonne carrier demonstrates the growing technical sophistication of China's defence industries.

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South Korea deploys parts of US THAAD system

News agency says launchers, intercept missiles and radar of controversial THAAD system have been installed.

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US submarine arrives in South Korea as envoys meet

Flurry of diplomacy under way as North Korea reportedly marks military anniversary with large-scale artillery drill.

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China urges restraint in dealing with North Korea

Appeal comes during Xi phone call to Trump following rising speculation N Korea may hold a sixth nuclear test this week.

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Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier

Decapitation comes hours after troops killed three Abu Sayyaf fighters on the run on the resort island of Bohol.

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