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US navy: Sailors missing after USS Fitzgerald collision

US destroyer collides with Philippine-flagged vessel south of Tokyo Bay in Japan in rare incident on busy waterway.

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Xu, whose bomb was home-made, died in Fengxian blast

Assailant, identified via camera footage and DNA, used home-made explosive to kill eight people, including himself.

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Philippines claims control of 90 percent of Marawi

Fleeing residents quoted describing scores of bodies as government forces battle ISIL-linked group for control of city.

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Otto Warmbier suffered brain damage in N Korea

Family says Otto Warmbier has been in a coma since March 2016, shortly after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labour.

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Nursery blast kills seven in China's Xuzhou

At least 59 people were also wounded in the explosion at a nursery in Xuzhou in eastern Jiangsu, state media reports.

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Protests in Japan as anti-conspiracy bill passed

Government claims bill is necessary to tackle crime ahead of 2020 Olympics, but critics say it threatens human rights.

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'Hundred dead bodies' seen in besieged Marawi

Scores of civilians killed in crossfire between army and ISIL-linked group in three weeks of fighting, politician says.

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Australia to pay $53m to Manus Island asylum seekers

Government says settlement with 1,905 Manus detainees, who sued over 'hostile conditions', is 'not admission of guilt'.

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Jailed Otto Warmbier flown out of North Korea 'in coma'

The release of held student comes as Washington steps up its efforts to halt Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

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Panama cuts off ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Taiwan says China's luring of Panama is an 'open threat' and 'provocation to peace and stability'.

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