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Thai 'Red Shirts' vow to fight for Yingluck

Thailand's pro-government "Red Shirt" supporters of the embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have rallied for a second day, vowing to protect her against a slew of legal challenges that could see her toppled within weeks.

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US boosts defences against N Korea missiles

The United States is to deploy two additional ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan to counter North Korean missile threats, the US defence secretary has announced during a visit to Tokyo.

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'Consistent' signals boost plane search

The Malaysian plane has been missing since March 8 with 239 people on board [EPA]Signals picked up by an Australian ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have been consistent with the aircraft’s flight recorders, Australian officials have said.

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Australian ship probes another 'pulse signal'

The Australian vessel Ocean Shield has detected a separate acoustic signal in its current search location in the southern Indian Ocean, and is investigating whether it is related to the missing Malaysian airliner.

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Thai PM supporters kick off days-long rallies

Thousands of supporters of Thailand's prime minister have massed in the capital, as part of a three-day rally countering months of anti-government protests, pledging to deter any move to dismiss Prime Minister Shinawatra Yingluck, who faces a growing list of legal challenges that could bring down her administration.

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Solomon Islands floods death toll rises

At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Solomon Islands, while 40 others are missing and up to 49,000 have become homeless, an aid official has said.

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N Korea says US 'hell-bent' on regime change

North Korea has accused the United States of being "hell-bent on regime change" and warned that any manoeuvers with that intention will be viewed as a "red line" that will result in countermeasures.

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Chinese detect 'pulse signal' in Indian Ocean

Ship picks up pulse signal in the search for missing Malaysia AirlinesA Chinese ship that is part of the multinational search effort looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected a "pulse signal" in southern Indian Ocean waters, China's official news agency reported.

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Deadly floods devastate Solomon Islands

Heavy rain and flooding killed at least 16 people and left 10,500 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital Honiara, with another 30 missing and the death toll expected to rise, aid workers said.

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N Koreans missing after cargo ship sinks

A Mongolian-flagged cargo ship has sunk off the southern coast of South Korea, with most of the 16 North Korean crew members on board missing, and two bodies recovered.

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