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Carrie Lam elected Hong Kong's new chief executive

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's former deputy chief and Beijing's choice, elected as city's new leader, Chinese media report.

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US judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Amos Yee, accused of insulting the island's late leader and religious groups, was jailed for weeks in 2015 and 2016.

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UN to probe alleged crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

UN mission will investigate allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya in Myanmar.

Rohingya in Myanmar

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Sewol disaster: South Korea raises sunken ferry

More than 300 people, most schoolchildren, were killed when the vessel capsized and sunk almost three years ago.

South Korean ferry

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North Korea 'fails' in new missile test: South

South Korean and US officials say they have detected a failed missile launch attempt by North Korea.

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North Korea vows to pursue nuclear arms amid US threat

Pyongyang envoy to UN warns his country is developing 'pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces'.

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Philippines to China: Stop Scarborough Shoal plan

Diplomatic protest planned against Beijing as President Duterte calls for regional guidelines to resolve sea disputes.

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Prosecutors question S Korea's Park Geun-Hye

Park apologises to public as she arrives at prosecutors' office after months of avoiding scrutiny on corruption scandal.

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North Korea says it's not afraid of US military strike

Pyongyang reacts with disdain after US Secretary of State Tillerson warned 'all options are on the table'.

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Trump says Kim Jong-un 'acting very, very badly'

US president criticises North Korean leader hours after Pyongyang says it tested new type of high-thrust rocket engine.

Kim Jong-un

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