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Australia mosque targeted in firebomb attack

Cars destroyed, anti-Islam graffiti left on wall outside Perth Islamic centre in what has been called a "hate crime".

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UN: China synthetic drugs trade 'out of control'

China sees dramatic shift in drug use with creation of new, synthetic drugs 100 times more potent than heroin.

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China bus fire: 'Dozens killed' in Hunan province

At least 35 people killed after bus crashes into barrier along highway in the central Chinese province, Xinhua reports.

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Where have all the cyclones gone?

Hurricanes and typhoons have been noticeable by their absence in 2016.

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China cuts communication channel with Taiwan

Decision attributed to island's refusal to recognise "one China" principle as tensions rise between the two governments.

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China tornado kills almost 100 people in Jiangsu

Almost 100 people killed and about 800 others injured after violent storm and tornado strikes Jiangsu province.

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China to launch cruises to Spratly Islands: reports

Cruise ships to bring Chinese tourists to non-militarised areas of disputed South China Sea islands, media reports.

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North Korea test-fires Musudan ballistic missiles

In defiance of UN sanctions, Pyongyang carries out further tests of its intermediate-range Musudan ballistic missile.

Musudan missile

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Myanmar bans officials from saying 'Rohingya'

Government wants oppressed Muslim minority to be referred as "people who believe in Islam" ahead of UN official's visit.

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UN: Rohingya may be victims of crimes against humanity

UN says Myanmar's Muslim minority group are being subjected to forced labour, sexual violence and denied of citizenship.

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