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Putin opposes military action against North Korea

Russian president criticises US diplomacy in the crisis, cautioning that tougher sanctions would be counterproductive.

President Vladimir Putin

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Persecution of all Muslims in Myanmar 'on the rise'

Group says Muslims of all ethnicities are refused ID cards, while access to places of worship is blocked in some places.

Rohingya Muslims

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Myanmar faces international condemnation over Rohingya

A chorus of international criticism aimed at Myanmar is growing over the violence against Rohingya Muslims.

rohingya-exodus

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US calls for UN vote on fresh North Korea sanctions

US says 'patience running out' as China and Russia urge peaceful dialogue with Pyongyang at UN emergency meeting.

Nikki Haley

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Nearly 90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 10 days

UN says 87,000 members of persecuted Muslim community have crossed into Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25.

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UN Security Council to discuss North Korea nuclear test

Second emergency meeting in a week concerning country follows testing of its sixth and biggest nuclear test since 2006.

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S Korea responds to N Korea's test with military drills

Officials say the exercise simulated an attack on N Korean nuclear test site and was meant to 'strongly warn' Pyongyang.

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Mawar brings flooding to southeast China

Third major storm in less than two weeks strikes southeast China.

Tropical Depression Mawar

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Cambodia Daily to close after tax fight with government

Newspaper says Monday's edition will be its last after receiving $6.3m tax bill, which it calls politically motivated.

Cambodia Daily

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World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

Criticism of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Pyongyang claim

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North Korea warned the United States any imposition of a maritime blockade would be an act of war that would push the current standoff towards nuclear confrontation.

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