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UN and #Myanmar spar over #Rohingya at migrant talks

Seventeen nations attend summit in Bangkok on Southeast Asia crisis but talks not being attended at minister level.

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US institute: N Korea upgrading rocket launch site

Researchers say satellite images indicate that North is pursuing its space programme despite international sanctions.

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US accidently sends live anthrax to S Korean army base

Twenty-two personnel treated for possible exposure near Seoul, as bacteria also sent to laboratories in nine US states.

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#Malaysia: 139 bodies found in suspected migrant graves

Official says graves at people-smuggling camps near Thai border hold single bodies, not multiple victims as feared.

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US urges end to island-building in South China Sea

Defence chief slams China's efforts to claim territory in disputed region and urges end to "militarisation" of dispute.

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Dozens killed as fire sweeps home for elderly in #China

At least 38 dead and six injured after fire engulfs building in central Henan province's Pingdingshan city.

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#Nepal struggles to rebuild one month after earthquake

Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis still homeless month after quake killed more than 8,600 people.

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Philippine mayor admits links to death squads

Potential presidential contender Rodrigo Duterte vows to kill more "criminals" if elected, angering human rights groups.

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#Malaysia confirms 139 graves of suspected migrants

Police also identify 28 abandoned human trafficking camps near Thai border.

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Rights groups attack #Myanmar child birth restrictions

Human rights activists say the law will exclusively target Myanmar's Muslim minority and exacerbate sectarian tensions.

Myanmar child

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