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Indonesia: Plastic tax to curb rubbish dumped in rivers

Move aims to cut 187 million tonnes of carrier bags dumped into the country's waters, clogging up drainage channels.

Jakarta

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Philippines' Duterte denies giving death-squad orders

Ex-hit man in Senate hearing says president, as Davao city mayor, ordered extra-judicial killings and a mosque bombing.

Edgar Matobato

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with Barack Obama

Aung San Suu Kyi and US President Barack Obama are expected to discuss the easing of economic sanctions against Myanmar.

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Super Typhoon Meranti: 2016's most powerful cyclone

Catastrophic typhoon grazes Taiwan but has China in its sights.

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North Korea able to produce 20 nuclear bombs: experts

Analysts say despite sanctions, increased uranium production means the country can make six nuclear weapons a year.

Kim Jong-un

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China: Wukan in lockdown as residents clash with police

Tear gas, rubber bullets fired as Wukan villagers protest over jailing of democratically elected village chief.

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Super Typhoon Meranti: 2016’s most powerful cyclone

Intense storm threatens Taiwan and mainland China.

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Duterte to US forces: Get out of southern Philippines

Days after saying he was "not a fan of the Americans", the president says he wants to "reorient" foreign policy with US.

Rodrigo Duterte

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US jets fly over S Korea in show of force

Demonstration of solidarity between the allies comes in response to North Korea's most powerful nuclear test to date.

B-1 Lancer bomber

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South Korea: North Korea ready for new nuclear test

South Korea says North is set to conduct an additional nuclear test, days after it drew ire by testing powerful device.

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