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Australian police arrest five teens over Anzac Day plot

Alleged "terror" plot targeted police officers on April 25 national holiday that commemorates fallen WWI soldiers.

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#China steps up runway construction in disputed islands

Satellite images taken by US-based think tank shows 3.1-km runway in Spratly Islands is more than one-third complete.

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Chinese court jails veteran journalist

Lawyer says Gao Yu, one of 50 "world press heroes" of 2000, to appeal seven-year sentence for leaking state secrets.

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Cambodians mark 40 years since Khmer Rouge takeover

Events in Phnom Penh commemorate start of Communist rule which exterminated quarter of country's population.

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Indonesian plane in emergency landing after bomb threat

Air traffic controller receives bomb threat via text message, forcing Jakarta-bound plane to make emergency landing.

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#Malaysia: MH370 search area to be widened

Search teams from Malaysia, China, and Australia to expand search zone by 60,000sq km if no wreckage found by May.

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A major dust storm covers northern #China

Beijing residents cover their mouths as dust levels reach hazardous levels in 2015's worst dust storm yet.

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South Koreans remember victims of ferry disaster

Tears and anger mark boat tragedy's first anniversary as relatives and friends mourn 304 dead, mostly schoolchildren.

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Car bomb explodes on Thai resort island of Koh Samui

One of Thailand's most popular tourist islands targeted for the first time in attack that injures at least seven people.

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Australia's Abbott announces crystal meth task force

Federal government to work with states to tackle "ice epidemic", with usage of the drug doubling in 12 months.

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