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Rodrigo Duterte doesn't have cancer, official says

Speculation had swirled the fiery leader may have cancer after repeated tests but aide says condition 'not serious'.

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Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea, says Seoul

South Korea's Moon says the North Korean leader has invited the pope to highlight peace efforts on the peninsula.

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Singapore court convicts activist, politician over Facebook posts

Jolovan Wham and John Tan face up to three years in jail after judge finds pair guilty of contempt for their remarks.

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Indonesia quake and tsunami: Death toll rises past 2,000

Rescue workers in Sulawesi island step up search for victims to beat Thursday deadline, as death toll crosses 2,000.

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Wife of ex-Interpol chief receives threat from China: Report

Grace Meng says she received a threatening phone call warning of Chinese agents coming for her in France.

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Indonesians search for bodies of quake victims amid deadline

Recovery operations to locate remains to be halted on Thursday after twin disasters as death toll surpasses 2,000.

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US can't lift sanctions on N Korea yet: Trump

Three locations under review for second Kim-Trump meeting to take place sometime after November 6 midterms.

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China's Urumqi takes aim at 'extremist' religious practices

Communist Party leaders in Urumqi led cadres to swear an oath to 'fight a decisive battle against pan-halalisation'.

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China demands US stop 'misguided actions' amid frosty ties

Chinese foreign minister appeals to Pompeo to repair relations damaged by US tariff hikes and support for Taiwan.

Wang Yi

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Pompeo: North Korea ready to invite inspectors to nuclear site

US Secretary of State said 'significant progress' towards denuclearisation made in a meeting with Kim Jong Un.

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