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Thousands ill in Vietnam dengue outbreak

Mosquito-borne disease outbreak stretches Vietnam medical system as officials report 10,000 new infections in one week.

Vietnam dengue outbreak

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Moon Jae-in: There will not be war on Korean Peninsula

Marking 100 days in office, the South Korean president says he will consider talks if the North stops its missile tests.

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Death toll continues to rise in Duterte's war on drugs

Police claim killing of 25 criminals in Manila's week of bloodshed as President Duterte continues crackdown.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Anti-Muslim Australian politician's 'burqa stunt'

Far-right politician Pauline Henson wore face veil in parliament as part of campaign to ban the Islamic face veil.

Pauline Hanson

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Hong Kong jails three Umbrella Movement leaders

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law given between six to eight months for their part in 2014 protests.

Student leaders Law and Wong

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UN chief: Time to 'dial down rhetoric' on North Korea

Antonio Guterres urges to "dial up diplomacy" to resolve the crisis, and said he was available to help broker talks.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia slays drug suspects

As police kill 60 people in 2016 compared to 18 last year, group says country could be following Philippines' footsteps.

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Philippine police kill 32 drug suspects in one day

Police slaughter dozens of suspected drug dealers and arrest more than 100 in raids near the capital, Manila.

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China tells US, North Korea to 'hit brakes' on threats

China wants US to halt military exercises on the Korean Peninsula in exchange for North Korea suspending nuclear tests.

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Duterte lauds bloody drug raids in Bulacan state

Philippine president showers praise on police, which killed 32 suspects in the bloodiest drug raids near capital Manila.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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