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Australia deputy PM's job at risk over dual citizenship

Barnaby Joyce's New Zealand citizenship could force him out of job and cost coalition government its majority of one.

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Philippine military kills Abu Sayyaf commander

Badong Muktadil was accused of highjacking a Vietnamese vessel, kidnapping, and murder on the sea border with Malaysia.

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Myanmar deploys more troops to restive Rohingya area

UN expresses alarm as government imposes curfew and sends more soldiers to violence-hit region of Rakhine.

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Laos to withdraw troops after Cambodia threat

Prime Minister Hun Sen had accused Laos of sending 30 soldiers across the border and warned of a military response.

Prime Minister Hun Sen

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China urges Trump to tone down North Korea rhetoric

President Xi Jinping tells US president to avoid 'words and deeds' that provoke Pyongyang as threat of war escalates.

Pyongyang

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Hong Kong politician 'stapled' by Chinese agents

Pro-democracy activist says he was beaten by Mandarin-speaking men who stapled his skin for being 'upatriotic'.

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China to remain 'neutral' if North Korea attacks first

State newspaper hints at Beijing's stance of not assisting its ally in the 'reckless game' between US and North Korea.

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China protests US ship near South China Sea island

Beijing says US Navy warship sailing near disputed region violated international law and threatened its sovereignty.

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US company offers to fund renewed search for MH370

Ocean Infinity says it will only request a 'reward' if it finds wreckage of Malaysian airliner missing since March 2014.

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Coach crash in China's northwest kills at least 36

Thirteen others injured as a passenger coach crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China's Shaanxi province.

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