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March for Science kicks off in Asia-Pacific

More than 600 marches planned around the world on Saturday, with the main event to be held in Washington, DC.

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South Korea on heightened alert for North's celebration

North Korea marks 85th foundation of Korean People's Army on Tuesday amid growing tension over a new nuclear test.

Panmunjom

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China launches its first unmanned cargo spacecraft

The Tianzhou-1 spacecraft successfully enters orbit taking the country a step closer to building its own space station.

Tianzhou-1

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Two killed in bomb blast in Thailand's restive south

Thailand's southernmost provinces have seen a long-running separatist insurgency in the Muslim-dominated region.

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'Light' sentence sought for Ahok over alleged blasphemy

Day after Christian governor lost vote to keep post, prosecutors recommend probation and one-year suspended sentence.

Ali Mukartono

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Australia announces tougher new exams for citizenship

Foreigners will now have to undergo an 'Australian values' test and take a stricter exam for English competency.

Nationalist

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Governor Ahok concedes Jakarta election to Baswedan

Former cabinet minister beats incumbent governor, on trial for blasphemy, after religiously divisive campaign.

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Mike Pence fires a fresh warning to North Korea

Visiting Japan as part of trip to reassure allies, US vice president promises 'overwhelming and effective response'.

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US backtracks on 'armada' sailing towards North Korea

By the time Pentagon said US was sending an aircraft carrier, vessels were temporarily headed in the opposite direction.

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Jakarta Governor Ahok heading for election loss

Quick counts show Purnama, on trial for blasphemy, losing to ex-cabinet minister after religiously divisive campaign.

Anies Baswedan

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