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East Timor set to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM

New leader to face pressure to boost revenue in Asia's youngest democracy where unemployment and poverty remain high.

East Timor

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Fire kills at least 25 at religious school in Malaysia

Early morning blaze kills at least 23 students and two teachers at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah school in Kuala Lumpur.

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North Korea threatens US, Japan over UN sanctions

Threat to turn US to 'ashes' and sink Japan 'into the sea' with nuclear bomb follows adoption of latest UN sanctions.

Kim Jong-un's government

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UN urges an end to Rohingya violence

UN head demands Myanmar government to halt military action in Rakhine state and grant Muslim-minority legal status.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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Aung Sung Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

Myanmar leader faces mounting criticism over handling of Rohingya crisis but no official word on why trip was cancelled.

Aung Sung Suu Kyi

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Halimah Yacob named Singapore's first Malay president

Halimah Yacob's 'walkover' election draws public criticism due to perceived lack of democratic process in city-state.

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N Korea: US will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

Warning comes as Trump calls latest sanctions only a 'small step' and 'nothing compared' to what will have to be done.

nuclear test

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UN Security Council to discuss Rohingya situation

Meeting sought by UK and Sweden as nearly 370,000 Rohingya cross into Bangladesh to flee violence in Rakhine.

Rohingya

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South Korea welcomes new UNSC sanctions on North

Pressure builds on North following latest nuclear test after UN Security Council unanimously backs new measures.

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UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in a watered-down version of initial draft resolution.

UN Security Council

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