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UN's Yanghee Lee denied access to Rohingya villages

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee looking into country's human rights record, including alleged abuses against Rohingya.

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Duterte: No one can stop me from declaring martial law

Despite constitutional limits, Philippine president considering martial law if drug problem turns 'virulent'.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Burmese 'stopped from seeking shelter' in China: NGO

Fighting between the Burmese military and an ethnic armed group has displaced 23,000 people in Kachin State.

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Taiwan urges calm as Chinese warship enters strait

Chinese aircraft carrier sails into Taiwan Strait amid increasing tensions between mainland and island territory.

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Study: Smoking will soon kill eight million a year

Study conducted with US National Cancer Institute says 80 percent of deaths occur in low and middle-income countries.

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Japan, S Korea scramble jets after China flies bombers

Japan and South Korea say Chinese military planes flew over East China Sea and the Sea of Japan for hours on Monday.

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Australian health minister probed in property scandal

Susan Ley insists she did not break any laws when she bought a house during a government-funded trip.

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North Korea again threatens ICBM launch, blames US

US defence chief vows to shoot down a North Korea missile test near American territory or that of its allies.

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S Korean monk critical after sex slavery deal protest

Buddhist monk sets himself on fire in demonstration against agreement with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves.

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China to launch 'environmental police' force

World's largest greenhouse gas emitter will deploy squad targeting polluters to combat toxic air crisis.

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