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Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia frees N Korean murder suspect

No evidence found against man in assassination of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport with VX nerve agent.

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Rodrigo Duterte's death penalty campaign clears hurdle

President Duterte's efforts to reinstate capital punishment for drug-related crime receives backing from congress.

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North Korea warns of 'merciless' response amid drills

Pyongyang says any territorial violations during annual US-South Korea military exercises will be met with force.

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North Korea calls Kim Jong-nam VX poison claim 'absurd'

Claim that chemical weapon was detected in the corpse lacks 'scientific accuracy and logical coherence', says Pyongyang.

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Court charges two women with Kim Jong-nam murder

Under heavy security, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals formally charged with murder and now face death penalty.

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ISIL video threatens China with 'rivers of bloodshed'

SITE Intelligence Group says footage from Uighur fighters in western Iraq warns China of upcoming attacks.

Chinese police

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Malaysia to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans

Move comes after the killing of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam with VX nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysia to charge women with murder of Kim Jong-nam

Women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on North Korean leader's half-brother to be officially charged in Malaysia.

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Thai prisons violate human rights, report says

Prison conditions contravene UN treaties barring torture and stipulating minimum prisoner rights, group says.

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Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong indicted in bribery scandal

Prosecutors have indicted Samsung's de facto chief Lee Jae-yong on embezzlement linked to massive South Korean scandal.

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