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China helpful, Russia hurtful on US N- Korea policy

Trump says it will be easier to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue if the US has a better relationship with Russia.

Trump and Putin

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China: Xi Jinping cements status as leader

China's ruling party votes to enshrine president's name and ideas into its constitution.

Chinese President Xi Jinping

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Concerns raised over Gui Minhai's whereabouts

Gui Minhai was reportedly released after two years in Chinese jail, but her daughter says his whereabouts are unknown.

Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai

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EU: Human rights worsened with Duterte's drug war

Second half of 2016 marked by 'serious deterioration in respect for right to life, due process and rule of law', EU

Manila

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Malaysian PM’s last budget is last shot to win votes

In his governments, last budget before elections Malaysian PM is expected to be populist.

Najib Razak

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Long road ahead for Marawi rebuilding as fighting ends

According to estimates, the Duterte administration needs at least $1.1bn for the rehabilitation of the city.

Marawi

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Deadly Typhoon Lan hits Tokyo

Second storm now threatens the country's southeast.

Typhoon Lan

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Abe: Japan to pursue 'strong diplomacy' against N Korea

Prime minister's ruling coalition wins super majority in snap election, boosting push to reform pacifist constitution.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo

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Refugees refuse to leave Australia-run centre

The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the Manus centre was illegal and ordered its closure.

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Indonesia urges explanation as general denied US entry

Indonesia demands explanation as to why army chief was blocked from entering US, despite invitation.

General Gatot Nurmantyo

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Kai-Tak, a major flood risk to the Visayas Islands of central Philippines, threatening two more days of rain.

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