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US lifts arms embargo on former foe Vietnam

Obama announces move on historic visit as US seeks closer ties with Vietnam in the face of a China growing in strength.

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Obama to make historic visit to Vietnam

US president heads to fledgling ally Vietnam as the country votes in parliamentary elections.

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Heavy rain causes flooding in central, southern China

China’s Meiyu-baiyu seasonal rains intensify, bringing widespread disruption to much of the country.

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Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan's first female president

New president calls for Taipei and Beijing to "set aside the baggage of history" in her inaugural address.

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Protests greet senior Chinese leader in Hong Kong

Activists urge release of all political prisoners and true universal suffrage as Zhang Dejiang begins three-day visit.

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Philippine Communists welcome unofficial cabinet offer

Presumptive president-elect says he is likely to offer four cabinet posts to Communist party that could bring peace.

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Australia's Dutton warns against 'illiterate' refugees

Immigration minister draws criticism after saying refugees will take jobs from Australians.

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Myanmar takes legal action against protesters

Rare show of solidarity lands activists in legal trouble as proposed draft threatens to further restrict public protest.

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Flooding triggers deadly landslide in Sumatra

At least 17 students killed by landslide, as rescue operation gets underway on Indonesian island amid torrential rain.

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Chinese official visits Hong Kong amid tension

Thousands of security personnel mobilised, as a high-ranking politician arrives in the city amid anti-China sentiment.

Zhang Dejiang

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