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Japan's PM calls snap election

Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call elections in October.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Mass rally in Pyongyang after war of words at UN

Thousands take to the streets in North Korean capital, as insults continue to fly between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

Mass rally in Pyongyang

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Trump insults make rocket attack 'inevitable': N Korea

Remarks by Pyongyang's foreign minister come hours after US flies bomber jets near North Korea's coast in show of force.

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US bombers fly close to North Korea in show of force

Pentagon says the flight was aimed at demonstrating Washington's military options available to 'defeat any threat'.

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China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea

New sanctions by Beijing, a close ally of Pyongyang, also include an import ban on textile products from North Korea.

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Nuclear watchdog: North Korea tremors unlikely man-made

Earthquakes detected in North Korea were probably not caused by explosions, CTBTO says.

South Koreans watch a television news

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New Zealand election ends in stalemate

Coalition government to be formed after ruling National Party wins most seats, but falls short of a clear-cut majority.

Jacinda Ardern

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Pyongyang threatens H-bomb test over Pacific Ocean

Warning termed 'totally unacceptable' by Japan even as Kim Jong-un vows to make 'mentally deranged' Trump pay dearly.

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Kim Jong-un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly'

Kim Jong-un responds to US president's 'totally destroy' threat by calling Donald Trump a 'rogue and a gangster'.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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Thousands of Filipinos slam Duterte's drug war

Demonstrators denounce president's 'drug war' as they mark 45 years since the declaration of martial law in Philippines.

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