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China vows to commit to Paris climate accord

Chinese PM Li Keqiang says Beijing will continue to work with the EU and others to uphold the Paris climate deal.

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Resorts World Manila complex on lockdown after attack

SITE intelligence group reports ISIL opertive has claimed responsibility for attack in the Philippine capital.

The Resorts World complex

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Philippines: 10 soldiers killed in 'friendly fire'

As battles rage in Marawi against ISIL-linked fighters, misdirected strikes kill 10 soldiers, defence minister says.

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Passenger subdued on Malaysian plane after bomb threat

Passengers feared for lives after man with electronic device threatened to 'blow up' aircraft before being tackled.

Malaysia Airline

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US declares success in key test of missile defence

But since $40bn system was declared ready for combat in 2004, only four of nine intercept attempts have been successful.

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UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas

The UN is sending a fact-finding team to investigate alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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Australia takes steps to prevent paedophiles abroad

Convicted paedophiles to be banned from travelling overseas in move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia.

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N Korea warns of weapon 'gift' for US after recent test

Kim Jong-un supervised new ballistic missile test and promises to develop more powerful weapons for defence.

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Kim Jong-nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

Two women charged with killing half-brother of North Korea's leader with nerve agent to be tried in high court.

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Foreign fighters killed in battle for Philippine city

Malaysians, Indonesian, and possibly Arabs killed after fierce fight for the southern city of Marawi.

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