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China legalises 're-education camps' in Xinjiang

Centres tasked to teach Mandarin Chinese, legal concepts and vocational training, and carry out 'thought education'.

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Seoul may lift some sanctions against Pyongyang

Deal between rival states calls for creation of buffer zones along the Koreas' land and sea boundaries.

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Cambodia calls EU trade threat 'extreme injustice'

The EU announced Cambodia could lose its special access to European markets over undemocratic practices.

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Rodrigo Duterte doesn't have cancer, official says

Speculation had swirled the fiery leader may have cancer after repeated tests but aide says condition 'not serious'.

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Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea, says Seoul

South Korea's Moon says the North Korean leader has invited the pope to highlight peace efforts on the peninsula.

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Singapore court convicts activist, politician over Facebook posts

Jolovan Wham and John Tan face up to three years in jail after judge finds pair guilty of contempt for their remarks.

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Indonesia quake and tsunami: Death toll rises past 2,000

Rescue workers in Sulawesi island step up search for victims to beat Thursday deadline, as death toll crosses 2,000.

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Wife of ex-Interpol chief receives threat from China: Report

Grace Meng says she received a threatening phone call warning of Chinese agents coming for her in France.

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Indonesians search for bodies of quake victims amid deadline

Recovery operations to locate remains to be halted on Thursday after twin disasters as death toll surpasses 2,000.

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US can't lift sanctions on N Korea yet: Trump

Three locations under review for second Kim-Trump meeting to take place sometime after November 6 midterms.

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