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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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#Indonesia candidate admits role in abductions

A leading candidate in the Indonesian presidential race has admitted he helped abduct activists during the rule of the country's former president, Suharto, saying he was under orders and that the kidnappings were legal.

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Australia's Abbott repeals carbon tax

Australia's government has repealed a carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the politicians who imposed it.

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#Philippines recovering after deadly typhoon

Millions of Filipinos have endured a second day without power after typhoon Rammasun paralysed the capital Manila, and killed 38 people as it swept across the country.

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