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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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Chinese city 'sealed off' after plague death

China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media has reported.

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S Korea finds body of fugitive ferry owner

South Korean police have said that a body found last month in the south of the country was that of a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.

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Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

Joko WidodoJoko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, has been declared the winner of the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote.

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Indonesia to declare new president

Indonesian election officials are expected to officially declare the winner of a hotly contested presidential election.

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Deaths climb as typhoon hits #China

The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China in four decades has reached 18, state media said as forecasters issued warnings of more extreme weather.

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Dozens killed in fiery crash in #China

At least 38 people were killed when a lorry loaded with flammable liquid crashed into a bus and exploded in southern China, state media has reported.

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Typhoon Rammasun kills one in #China

A powerful typhoon has killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan after claiming 54 lives in the Philippines.

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