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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows 'action'

Punishing measures are in 'violent violation' of North's sovereignty, Pyongyang says, as it rejects offers of talks.

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Government dismisses claims of abuse against Rohingya

State-backed commission rejects UN report of mass killings and systematic rape of Muslim minority by security forces.

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US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on North Korea

Fresh UN sanctions come amid ASEAN meeting, where Chinese minister is urging North Korean official to abide by measures.

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Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

Some 140,000 people were killed in 1945 atomic bomb, with another 74,000 bombed to death three days later in Nagasaki.

Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

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UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning $1bn in exports.

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US unveils tougher new UN sanctions on North Korea

Security Council due to vote on Saturday on a US draft resolution aiming to deprive Pyongyang of $1bn in export revenue.

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Lee Kuan Yew's grandson faces threat of legal action

Facebook post alleging stifling of free speech over Lee family feud prompts warning from attorney general's office.

Lee family

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Death toll rises in northern Vietnam flash floods

Heavy rains and flash floods result in nine deaths while another 24 people missing in one of country's poorest regions.

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North Korea condemns US travel ban

North Korea calls ban, due to take effect on September 1, "a vile measure to limit the people-to-people exchange".

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Australian police charge two men over plane bomb plot

The men attempted to place a bomb on an Etihad flight out of Sydney last month in a plot directed by ISIL, say police.

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Liu Xiaobo's widow reappears in YouTube video

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Kian Loyd Delos Santos, 17, killed in drug crackdown

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North Korea 'fails' South's Moon after 100 days

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80 killed after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

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Thousands ill in Vietnam dengue outbreak

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Moon Jae-in: There will not be war on Korean Peninsula

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Liu Xia resurfaces for the first time since her husband Liu Xiaobo's funeral amid concerns about her fate.

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