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Thailand legislator: General election will be delayed

Politician says vote likely to be held in 2018 in order to pass election laws for democratic transition from junta rule.

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Road accident kills 25 people in Thailand

Two toddlers among the victims of crash involving a minivan and a pick-up truck during so-called Seven Deadly Days.

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Analysts: North Korea not bluffing on ICBM launch

Isolated nation has achieved significant progress despite UN sanctions for nuclear tests and long-range rocket launches.

Kim Jong-un

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Myanmar detains policemen over Rohingya abuse video

Rare admission of abuse in Rakhine state follows release of selfie-style video filmed by border police showing torture.

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Police to investigate abuse of Rohingya caught on video

Selfie-style video filmed by border guard police shows officers kicking, punching and slapping Rohingya men.

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Kim Jong-un says close to test long-range missile

Pyongyang in "final stages" of developing intercontinental ballistic missile, Kim Jong-un says in New Year's address.

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Fire rips through Jakarta ferry, 23 dead

Tourist vessel, carrying more than 200 passengers, caught fire near Jakarta after generator short-circuited on board.

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Park Geun-hye: I have never conspired with anyone

South Korean president denies wrongdoing in scandal that is threatening her presidency.

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New Chinese law tightens control over NGOs

Controversial regulation imposes ban on political or religious activities at odds with the government.

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Revellers gather early for New Year's Eve celebrations

Huge crowds gather for New Year's Eve celebrations as famed Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to explode in colour.

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