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Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Germany over beheading

Abu Sayyaf group decapitated hostage Jurgen Kantner and videotaped the killing after ransom demands went unmet.

Abu Sayyaf rebels

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Kim Jong-nam death: Four N Korean suspects 'are spies'

Suspects were directed by N Korean leader and work for Pyongyang's spy agency, South Korean intelligence officials say.

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Abu Sayyaf video 'shows beheading of German hostage'

Philippine army working to confirm reports that Abu Sayyaf fighters beheaded a German man they had seized in November.

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Hwang rejects to extend probe into corruption scandal

Special prosecutors investigating corruption scandal embroiling President Park Geun-hye lose bid to extend inquiry.

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Thirteen escape in prison break near Manila

At least 13 'high-value' detainees facing drug charges stormed out of Philippine jail by cutting through metal grilles.

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Kim Jong-nam 'died about 20 minutes after VX poisoning'

Kim Jong-nam had large amounts of toxic nerve agent in his body and died 20 minutes after being attacked, report says.

Kim Jong-nam

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Indonesia and Australia restore full military ties

Leaders of two countries agree to 'full restoration of defence cooperation' and commit to free trade.

Joko Widodo, let, Malcolm Turnbull

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Rival protests in Seoul over Park Geun-hye impeachment

Demonstrations in Seoul come as court prepares to hold final hearing on president's impeachment over corruption scandal.

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Who produced the VX poison that killed Kim Jong-nam?

Malaysian police probe origin of ''weapon of mass destruction' used to kill North Korean leader's half brother.

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Nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong-nam: police

Malaysian police say nerve agent found on face of half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim Jong-nam

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