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Australians fighting in #Iraq to face arrest

Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

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China's ex-security chief faces investigation

China's former security chief is under investigation, the official Xinhua news agency has announced, in a move targeting one of the ruling Communist Party's most powerful men.

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#China says dozens killed in #Xinjiang attack

XinjiangDozens of people were killed and injured in an attack in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uyghur minority, state media has reported.

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Asylum seekers reach Australian mainland

The first of 157 asylum-seekers who attempted to enter Australia by boat arrived on the country's mainland on Sunday, after being held at sea for weeks.

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Thailand's restive south hit by deadly bomb

At least two people have been killed and 36 others injured in a car bomb explosion outside a hotel in a commercial district in southern Thailand, police have said. 

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#Tamils held on boat to be sent to #Australia

Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention centre, the immigration minister said, in an apparent setback for the government's policies.

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#China flight paths obstructed by high-rises

More than half of China's military airfields have flight paths that are obstructed by tall buildings, causing accidents and airport closures, Chinese state media has reported.

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Scores killed in #Taiwan plane crash

Fifty-one people have been killed after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed while trying to make an emergency landing in tyhoon-hit Taiwan.

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Military chief could become Thai PM

Thailand's junta chief could stay in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser has said, outlining details of an interim constitution.

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Prabowo rejects Indonesian election process

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has said he rejected the election process and accused it of being unfair, as nearly complete results showed his opponent Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is leading with 52 percent of the vote.

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