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North Korea: US planning 'bloody nose' first strike

Pyongyang says US hyping the threat of North Korea's nuclear arsenal, much like it did before invading Iraq in 2003.

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Taiwan quake: Death toll rises, 7 left missing

Death toll from a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Hualien rises to 10 while rescue workers rush to save survivors.

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Four killed in Taiwan building collapse after quake

At least 114 injured after 6.4-magnitude temblor strikes off eastern Taiwan and brings down several buildings.

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Hong Kong's top court frees 'Umbrella Movement' leaders

Court of Final Appeal says lower court 'erred' in considering sentencing against Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow.

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China confirms arrest of bookseller Gui Minhai

Swedish citizen 'subjected to criminal coercive measures' for allegedly breaking law, China's foreign ministry says.

Gui Minhai

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Backpackers rescued as Australia flood waters rise

Tourists woke up to find van partially submerged in crocodile-infested floodwater.

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Nuclear plan: China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality'

China foreign ministry says US should focus on promoting regional stability instead of diversifying its nuclear arsenal.

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South Korea: Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong freed

Billionaire Samsung heir to walk free after Seoul court cuts short and suspends five-year jail term in bribery case.

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Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

Manila refuses to confront Beijing despite new evidence showing continued expansion in disputed South China Sea areas.

South China Sea

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North Korea arming Syria, Myanmar: UN report

UN report accuses Pyongyang of selling weapons, exporting banned materials and violating sanctions.

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