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Nuclear plan: China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality'

China foreign ministry says US should focus on promoting regional stability instead of diversifying its nuclear arsenal.

Nuclear plan

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South Korea: Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong freed

Billionaire Samsung heir to walk free after Seoul court cuts short and suspends five-year jail term in bribery case.

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Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

Manila refuses to confront Beijing despite new evidence showing continued expansion in disputed South China Sea areas.

South China Sea

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North Korea arming Syria, Myanmar: UN report

UN report accuses Pyongyang of selling weapons, exporting banned materials and violating sanctions.

North Korea

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Padmaavat banned over film's depiction of Muslim ruler

Sultan Alauddin Khilji depicted as 'arrogant, cruel, inhumane, devious with all kinds of trickery,' says Ministry.

Muslim King Alauddin Khilji

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Hong Kong 'Umbrella Movement' nominated for Nobel prize

China accuses US politicians of meddling after nominating pro-democracy activists for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Movement'

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Hong Kong bans domestic sale of ivory

The ban will be implemented in steps, with all domestic sales prohibited from 2021 onwards, officials say.

domestic sale of ivory

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Aceh requires Muslim air hostesses to wear hijab

Officials of semi-autonomous territory say female Muslim flight attendants, when flying into Aceh, must wear headscarf.

Rayani Air

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Anti-US base mayor leads before Okinawa election

Many Okinawa residents associate the US military presence with crime, pollution and accidents.

Okinawa election

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Australia: Heat wave causes blackout in Victoria

50,000 customers lose power as cooling devices cause a surge in demand.

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Barnaby Joyce has so far resisted calls to quit his seat and cabinet spot, including a call by the Senate to resign.

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