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Two more Khmer Rouge cadres charged with war crimes

Buddhist nun and ex-navy chief faces charges for alleged involvement in deaths during 1970s Khmer Rouge rule.

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Manila shanty fire leaves thousands of people homeless

Victims call for help as overnight blaze destroys homes, sweeping through poor area of Philippines capital for 12 hours.

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Canadian pastor reported missing in North Korea

Hyeon Soo-lim had been invited to Pyongyang but has not been heard from for a month since arriving, fellow pastor says.

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N Korea test-fires missiles ahead of military drills

Pyongyang says US and South Korea should be "dealt with only by merciless strikes" hours before annual joint drill.

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#Philippines army and rebel clashes leaves dozens dead

Battle between Philippine army and Abu Sayyaf leaves 24 rebels and two soldiers dead, government officials say.

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#Myanmar arrests journalist for 'insult' on Facebook

Photojournalist arrested for posting satirical message poking fun at a historical war and the country's leader.

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Hong Kong woman jailed for torturing maid

Six-year sentence handed down for torturing Indonesian maid, in case that highlighted rampant abuse of migrant workers.

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South Korean court legalises adultery

Nine-member bench rules that 1953 law is unconstitutional, saying state should not intervene in people's private lives.

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#Indonesia stands firm on executing convicts

President says planned executions of 11, including two Australians, will not be delayed despite international pressure.

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Thai pair jailed for defaming monarchy in school play

Students given two and a half years in jail for defaming monarchy in a satirical play "The Wolf Bride".

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