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Abu Sayyaf captive beheaded in Philippines, says army

ISIL-linked group executes Filipino fisherman abducted last year as army pursues all-out-war in country's southwest.

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Cyclone Maarutha makes landfall in Myanmar

The year's first cyclone of the northern hemisphere forms in the Bay of Bengal and dissipates over the west of Myanmar.

Cyclone Maarutha

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North Korea: US vice president denounces 'provocation'

After arriving in South Korea, Mike Pence says Sunday's failed missile launch shows need for US protection.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

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North Korea launches missile despite US tensions

Defiant Pyongyang fires missile despite US warnings, but projectile reportedly blows up on take-off in failure.

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Kim Jong-un oversees display of N Korea military force

Long-range missiles on show as N Korea warns against provocation after US sends nuclear-powered carrier group to region.

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North Korea: 'Whatever comes, we will handle it'

Vice foreign minister warns Pyongyang 'fully prepared' for US attack with 'powerful nuclear deterrent' at the ready.

North Korean soldiers

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Indonesia's purple squad rescues abandoned elders

A growing number of elderly people suffering from Alzheimer's disease are being found abandoned in Indonesia.

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Malaysian court postpones Kim Jong-nam's murder hearing

Two female suspects appear in court but lawyers warn they feared 'a trial by ambush' with police not sharing evidence.

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China: Military force won't halt North Korea threat

US put North Korea on notice it won't tolerate any provocation, while Pyongyang threatened a nuclear strike in response.

USS Carl Vinson

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Army 'kills Abu Sayyaf commander' blamed for beheadings

Clash on Bohol leaves several fighters dead, notably Moammar Askali, blamed for the beheading of foreign hostages.

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