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Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall again

Three days of Son-Tinh overhead made things much worse in Vietnam and Laos.

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Hundreds reported missing in Laos after dam collapse

Several killed and fears death toll may rise after an under-construction hydro-power dam collapses in southern Laos.

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Philippine Congress chaos stalls Duterte speech, rebel deal

Leadership row prevents the House from ratifying Muslim autonomy deal aimed at settling armed rebellion.

President Rodrigo Duterte

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Tropical Storm Ampil slams Shanghai

More than 190,000 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm bore down on the financial hub.

Ampil slams Shanghai

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Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

Michael Blanc was arrested in 1999 at the airport in Bali with 3.8 kg of hashish hidden inside scuba diving canisters.

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Thousands rally against Australia's refugee detention policy

Protesters across Australia demand the closure of detention centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Protesters

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Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Cyber attackers steal information from the database of SingHealth, the country's largest group of healthcare providers.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

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At least 14 dead in Tokyo as heatwave grips Japan

Extreme heat has made it more difficult for the victims of the devastating floods and landslides that hit two weeks ago.

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South Korea court hands ex-president Park 8 more years in jail

Park Geun-hye is already serving 24 years in prison on separate corruption charges following her removal in 2017.

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Malaysians, Indonesians with suspected links to ISIL arrested

One of the Malaysian suspects is accused of threatening to kill the Malaysian king as well as Prime Minister Mahathir.

Malaysia

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