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North Korea pledges 'tough' response to UN sanctions

Foreign ministry notes UN Security Council member states have conducted thousands of nuclear tests and rocket launches.

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Crown prince Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

The 64-year-old succeeds his much-revered father who died 50 days ago following a 70-year reign.

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Refugee protests disrupt Australian parliament

Protesters demanding closure of offshore prison camps abseil down parliament, stopping its proceedings for a second day.

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South Korean opposition struggles to impeach Park

Park Geun-hye's offer of conditional resignation may have put opposition on backfoot in influence-peddling scandal.

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UN slaps North Korea with toughest-ever sanctions

New sanctions resolution passed by a 15-0 vote after three months of tough negotiations between the US and China.

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UN: Rohingya may be enduring 'crimes against humanity'

Bangladesh turns away Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar crackdown as the UN decries "pattern of violations".

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Thailand invites crown prince to become new king

Parliament asks Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to take the throne six weeks after his father was laid to rest.

Maha Vajiralongkorn

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Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off 'bulls***' ICC threat

Philippines president blasts calls for his trial at the international criminal court over bloody crackdown on drugs.

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South Korea's Park allows parliament to decide her fate

Park Geun-hye stops short of resigning amid impeachment push but gives national assembly power to shorten term.

Park Geun-hye

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South Korea's Park refuses questioning by prosecutors

Embattled South Korea President Park Geun-Hye refuses to be questioned until a new prosecutor is appointed.

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