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Workers killed in Philippine factory fire

Investigators trying to ascertain cause of blaze in Manila which killed at least 31 and left dozens of others trapped.

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North Korea 'executes defence chief' on treason charges

Minister Hyon Yong-chol killed by anti-aircraft gunfire at a shooting range in Pyongyang, South Korean spy agency says.

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Strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits northeastern #Japan

Quake struck off east coast of Honshu island but tsunami warning not issued and no immediate reports of damage.

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#Malaysia to turn away migrants abandoned at sea

Malaysia becomes second Southeast nation to refuse entry of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh in its waters.

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#Indonesia to 'turn back Rohingya' boats

Military says it would not allow boats as nearly 2,000 migrants arrive in Indonesia and Malaysia in past two days.

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S Korea vows 'merciless' response to North's missiles

Seoul defence official says Pyongyang could develop a fully operational submarine with ballistic missiles in two years.

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#Malaysia detains hundreds of migrants arriving on boats

At least 1,000 migrants, including many Rohingya Muslims, sent to detention centres after landing on island of Langkawi.

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Super Typhoon Noul hits the #Philippines

Thousands evacuated ahead of Noul's landfall in Luzon, packing dangerous wind gusts of up to 295km/h.

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#Rohingya wash ashore in #Indonesia

About 500 members of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim community found in need of help in western Indonesia.

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North Korea 'test fires' submarine-launched missile

Kim Jong-Un oversees test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine, as South Korea holds emergency meeting.

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