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Jail and hard labour for men found 'spying' on N Korea

Pair sentenced to life in jail after being found guilty by North Korean Supreme Court on charges denied by South.

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Spy agencies to verify Australian ISIL fighters' deaths

Australia will consider repatriating one fighter's family, including seven-year-old son who posed with severed head.

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Tropical Storm Kujira brings more floods to East Asia

Tropical cyclone hits an area already saturated by the ongoing monsoon.

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#Indonesia rejects French death row inmate's last appeal

Court says it will not overturn President Joko Widodo's decision to deny clemency for drug offender Serge Atlaoui.

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South Korea reports three new #MERS cases

Three new cases, two involving medical staff, arise as country reports its 25th fatality, health ministry says.

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South Korea reports no new #MERS infections

Absence of new cases for first time in 16 days lifts hopes as confirmed cases also stabilise at 166 over past 24 hours.

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Chinese state media critical of Hong Kong vote

Editorials published deploring vote against election reforms and accusing the pro-democracy camp of being "selfish".

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#China bans #Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim region

Civil servants, students and teachers prevented from fasting and restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang region.

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#Thailand confirms first case of deadly #MERS virus

A 75-year-old man, who recently arrived from Oman for treatment of a heart condition, is quarantined.

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Hong Kong politicians reject Beijing-backed reforms

Most pro-government politicians stage a walkout as the controversial election reform bill was headed for defeat.

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