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Blasts hit southern Thailand's Pattani, killing one

Two bombs target pub and karaoke bar in troubled southern province, killing one person and injuring 30 others.

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N Korea 'fires' submarine-launched ballistic missile

Latest test, which was reportedly carried out off North Korea's east coast, comes amid escalating cross-border tensions.

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Duterte warns China over South China Sea dispute

Philippine president says "bloody" confrontation could happen if Beijing tries to invade country's territories.

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Bangkok blast trial begins with many suspects at large

Two members of China's Uighur minority appear in military court over last year's blast that killed 20 people in Bangkok.

Read more: Bangkok blast trial begins with many suspects at large

   

Philippines police chief: 1,900 killed in anti-drug war

The UN and the US have both expressed concern over the extrajudicial killings of alleged drug dealers.

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Japan: Typhoon Mindulle lashes Tokyo area

Tropical storm Mindulle hits Greater Tokyo, leaving one dead, while typhoon Kompasu causes one man to drown in Hokkaido.

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Philippines and communist rebels open talks after truce

Negotiators hope to reach a deal within nine months to a year, ending decades of conflict that killed tens of thousands.

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Flights cancelled as Typhoon Mindulle nears Japan

Tropical storm Mindulle on course for a direct hit on Japan's capital, prompting nearly 400 flights to be grounded.

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Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

President denounces world body after call by two UN rights experts for an end to extra-judicial executions and killings.

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North Korea calls diplomat who defected a 'criminal'

Pyongyang says Thae Yong-ho embezzled state funds, raped a minor and spied for South Korea in exchange for money.

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