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North Korea slams new UN sanctions as 'act of war'

Anger follows action by UN Security Council strangling energy supply and ordering North Koreans abroad to return home.

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Deadly flooding and landslides hit the Philippines

Tropical Storm Tembin slams southern island of Mindanao, leaving behind a trail of destruction and death.

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UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Security Council unanimously backs tough new sanctions on North Korea over latest ballistic missile test.

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Ferry carrying 251 capsizes off Philippines

Casualties reported after ferry capsizes and sinks between Dinahican and Polillo Island in Quezon province.

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North Korean soldier defects across DMZ under fog cover

South Korean soldiers fire warning shots at border guards from North Korea who appeared to be searching for the soldier.

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Striking spider lightning illuminates Adelaide's sky

Electrical storm causes a stir in South Australia.

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US blames North Korea for massive WannaCry cyberattack

Trump administration publicly attributes WannaCry virus to North Korea, calling the attack 'indiscriminately reckless'.

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Thousands rally in Jakarta against US Jerusalem move

Estimated 80,000 protesters call on US president to stop plan to move US embassy to Jerusalem, in largest rally to date.

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Central Philippines suffers widespread flooding

Kai-Tak, a major flood risk to the Visayas Islands of central Philippines, threatening two more days of rain.

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US to UNSC: North Korea must stop tests, start talking

US secretary of state says North Korea must stop 'threatening behaviour' before talks with Washington can resume.

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Ivanka Trump's presence at th Pyeongchang Games could bring her in contact with a visiting delegation from North Korea.

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