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Australia court: Imprisoning refugees offshore is legal

High Court rules in favour of government's policy to detain asylum-seekers in offshore prisons, sparking an outcry.

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Obesity statistics ring alarm bells in Malaysia

Officials blame high-calorie diet and sedentary urban lifestyle as half the population is deemed overweight or obese.

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Japan readies to 'destroy' North Korea rocket

Planned "satellite" launch seen as a ballistic missile test draws shoot-down threat from Japan's defence ministry.

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Court to rule on Australia's refugee-detention policy

Test case mounted by Human Rights Law Centre will challenge the legality of country’s offshore "processing centres".

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Chinese travellers stranded in Lunar New Year crush

Around 100,000 people stuck in railway stations as snow and ice disrupt the world's largest annual human migration.

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Elephant tramples tourist to death in Thailand

Father and daughter from the UK thrown off animal's back while holidaying on the island of Koh Samui.

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US calls on China to clarify status of booksellers

Washington says five missing booksellers raise questions about Beijing's commitment to Hong Kong's autonomy.

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Myanmar: New era as parliament holds historic session

Politicians from Aung San Suu Kyi's party take their seats in parliament for the first time after decades of army rule.

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South China Sea: China condemns US over warship sail-by

Beijing rebukes Washington after US Navy destroyer sails within 12 nautical miles of an island in the disputed sea.

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Sydney hit by second day of storms

Severe weather continues to cause disruption in the city.

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