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Drug addicts stage mass breakout in #Vietnam

More than 400 Vietnamese drug addicts have escaped from a rehabilitation centre where they had been detained so that they could receive compulsory treatment, a local official said.

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Forest fire smog blankets #Singapore

Air pollution in Singapore has risen to unhealthy levels, officials said, after clouds of smog from fires raging across rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra covered the city-state's skyline.

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S Korean fisherman finds possible North drone

A South Korean fisherman has found a suspected North Korean drone near a frontline island south of the rivals' disputed sea border, military officials said.

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US man gets six years hard labour in N Korea

North Korea has sentenced one of three detained Americans to six years of hard labour, a statement carried by state media said.

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#Australia commits 600 troops to anti-IS fight

Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition against the Islamic State group, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict.

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#Philippines saves 100 after ferry sinks

Three people were killed as rescuers searched for at least three others still missing with more than a hundred rescued after a ferry sank in waters off the central Philippines, officials said.

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#China stabbing suspects sentenced to death

China has sentenced three men to death and a woman to life in prison for a knife-wielding attack at a train station that killed 31 people and left more than a hundred others injured.

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#Australia raises 'terror attack' threat level

Australia has raised its terror threat level to "high" from "medium", saying there is an increased likelihood of an attack at home, despite stressing it has no knowledge of a specific plan.

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#Vietnam accuses #China of beating fishermen

Vietnam has accused Chinese authorities of beating several of its fishermen and demanded severe punishment for those involved in an incident that could increase tensions in a sea dispute between the communist neighbours.

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#Philippines to enact law on Muslim autonomy

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has asked the country’s congress to swiftly enact a law creating a Muslim autonomous area in the south of the mainly Roman Catholic state.

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