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Stormy weather hits New Zealand during spring

Spring brings heavy snow and landslips to both the North and South Islands.

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Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to seven years in jail

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo found guilty of breaching state secrets law during their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya.

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Philippines: Internet cafe bomb attack kills one, wounds 15

Explosion in Isulan comes days after another blast in the same southern city killed three people.

The military

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Japan: Honshu braces for yet more floods with Typhoon Jebi

Hot on the heels of Typhoon Cimaron, Jebi is set to be the seventh tropical system to affect Japan this year.

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Rodrigo Duterte slammed after 'dangerous and distorted' rape joke

Activists accuse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of rolling back the women's rights movement in the country.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Former PM Malcolm Turnbull resigns from Australian parliament

Former PM's resignation costs conservative government its majority less than a year before an election is due.

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Australian filmmaker jailed six years for espionage in Cambodia

Ricketson was arrested and held in June 2017 after he flew a drone over an opposition rally.

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Australian Catholic Church rejects compulsory abuse reporting

Authorities in Australia want to force priests to report abuse but Church says seal of confession should not be broken.

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Top Chinese Buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex fired

Prominent monk demanded sex from at least six nuns as 'part of Buddhist studies' and four of them gave in, report says.

Xuecheng

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Heavy rain pounds Hong Kong for fourth consecutive day

Locals warned to avoid steep slopes as landslide risk remains high.

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