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Deadly Indonesia quake leaves thousands displaced

Aid organisations assess damage left by earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that killed at least 102 people.

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South Korea lawmakers introduce motion to impeach Park

Parliament scheduled to vote on suspending President Park Geun-hye's powers over her involvement in corruption scandal.

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Report: Northern Myanmar rebel clashes turn deadly

At least 11 people killed in northern Myanmar as clashes escalate in the northern Shan state.

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Rodrigo Duterte defends police accused of killing mayor

Tough-talking president says he's willing to go to jail for policemen accused of "rubbing out" a drug-linked mayor.

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Probe now demands testimony from Choi Soon-sil

Choi Soon-sil, who is facing allegations of fraud, refused to attend the hearing citing a panic disorder as the reason.

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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia

Myanmar's immigration ministry says it has ceased issuing new licences for nationals to work in wealthier Malaysia.

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Thailand stands by crackdown on 'illegal' news

After furore over BBC piece, official said any news deemed harmful to new King will be considered criminal.

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Scores killed in Indonesian earthquake

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Sumatra island has killed at least 97 people and trapped dozens in rubble.

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Investigators: Philippine police killed jailed mayor

Probe contradicts President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that imprisoned mayor linked to illegal drugs died in a gun battle.

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Business elite grilled over Park scandal

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is facing an impeachment vote over a corruption scandal.

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