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Mount Agung eruption imminent on Bali island

Fear of imminent eruption of Mount Agung forces authorities to close island's international airport temporarily.

Mount Agung

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PNG police enter Australia's Manus Island asylum camp

Police try to persuade asylum-seekers to leave prison camp for alternative accommodation in nearby town of Lorengau.

Manus Island asylum camp

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Australia measures another heatwave

Aussie states of Victoria and Tasmania break long-term temperature records.

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North Korea blasts US terrorism blacklisting

Pyongyang pledges to further enhance its nuclear arms programme after being re-listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Kim Jong-un inspects a vehicle plant

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Tropical Storm Kirogi hits Vietnam

Downpour triggers flooding in the storm-weary country, with with 182 millimetres of rain reported in Quy Nhon.

Typhoon Damrey

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Cambodia Supreme Court dissolves opposition CNRP party

The country's top court outlaws the main opposition party CNRP for fostering dissent with the help of foreign countries.

A foreign Buddhist monk

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Rodrigo Duterte: War with N Korea would 'end humanity'

Military confrontation with the communist nation would lead to a 'nuclear holocaust', President Rodrigo Duterte warns.

Rodrigo Duterte

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North Korean soldier shot by comrades while defecting

South Korean troops find wounded North Korean on their side of the heavily fortified demilitarised zone.

North Korean soldiers watch

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ASEAN and China to start talks over disputed waters

After years of diplomatic wrangling, 10-nation bloc to start work with Beijing on South China Sea 'code of conduct'.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

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Religious freedom law sought for gay marriage opponents

St Paul's Cathedral

With Australia's same-sex marriage poll results due this week, conservatives are asking for protections for parents, school teachers and businesses which continue to defend a "traditional understanding of marriage".

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Kanji character for 'North' chosen as defining symbol of 2017, reflecting unease over North Korea's nuclear programme.

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