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Japan to take action with US after N Korea missile test

Prime Minister Abe says Japan 'will take concrete action with the US' after Scud missile crashes into Japanese waters.

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North Korea fires missile in third test in three weeks

Short-range ballistic Scud missile landed in the Sea of Japan and was the third successful test in as many weeks.

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Philippines calls off peace talks with Communist rebels

Negotiations broke down over rebel order for fighters to step up attacks amid violence and martial law in the south.

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Philippines: Hundreds trapped in battle for Marawi

Philippine army makes gains as alarm grows over fate of up to 2,000 people stranded amid street battles and air strikes.

Marawi

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Philippines: 19 dead as troops fight ISIL-linked groups

Latest group of civilians killed in Marawi City adds to deaths of scores over past week, including police and fighters.

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Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law troops

Philippines' president reassures soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under Mindanao island martial law.

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Bali deports Australian after 12-year drug saga

Media frenzy follows departure of Schapelle Corby, whose imprisonment for drug smuggling riveted her homeland.

Corby

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'Foreigners fighting' with ISIL-linked Philippine group

Indonesians and Malaysians among those killed by army in Marawi, where clashes with Maute force thousands to flee.

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The trio behind North Korea's 21st-century missiles

Laughing men surrounding Kim Jong-un in photos are serious technocrats who have vastly improved the North's arsenal.

Kim Jong-un reacts with Ri Pyong-chol

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Indonesia probes 'ISIL-linked' Jakarta suicide attack

Bombs used in attacks were made from pressure cookers, similar to a device used by a local group linked to ISIL.

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