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China to close North Korean firms under UN sanctions

Companies and joint ventures with Chinese firms have 120 days to close from the September 11 adoption of UN resolution.

North Korean-owned businesses in China

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Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in absentia

Former prime minister-turned-fugitive was not present in court, which sentenced her to five years over subsidy scandal.

Yingluck Shinawatra

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Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano verges on eruption

Up to 70 percent of people on South Pacific islands moved to emergency shelters as Monaro becomes increasingly active.

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First refugees held on Manus Island leave for US

Hundreds of asylum seekers not part of resettlement deal ask Australian government 'what happens to those left behind'.

Manus Island

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Gunman opens fire near Duterte's Manila residence

Security unit confirmed one unidentified officer was shot dead in the Malacanang Park shooting incident.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Pyongyang: All options on the table for leadership

Ri Yong-ho, foreign minister, says 'declaration of war' means all options will be on the table for country's leadership.

North Korea

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Japan's PM calls snap election

Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call elections in October.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Mass rally in Pyongyang after war of words at UN

Thousands take to the streets in North Korean capital, as insults continue to fly between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

Mass rally in Pyongyang

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Trump insults make rocket attack 'inevitable': N Korea

Remarks by Pyongyang's foreign minister come hours after US flies bomber jets near North Korea's coast in show of force.

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US bombers fly close to North Korea in show of force

Pentagon says the flight was aimed at demonstrating Washington's military options available to 'defeat any threat'.

trump-kim

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