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Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier

Decapitation comes hours after troops killed three Abu Sayyaf fighters on the run on the resort island of Bohol.

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North Korea 'arrests US citizen' at Pyongyang airport

Amid regional tensions, Korean-American aid worker reportedly arrested on Friday while trying to leave North Korea.

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North Korea threatens to sink approaching US carrier

Rhetoric rises as Pyongyang also warns Australia of a nuclear attack if it joins any US strike on the communist nation.

USS Carl Vinson

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China, Philippines spar over military visit to island

China voices displeasure after high-profile Philippine military brass visit to disputed island in the South China Sea.

Pag-asa island

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North Korea: 'US has now gone seriously mad'

US strike group to arrive off Korean peninsula in days amid concerns the North is ramping up for a sixth nuclear test.

USS Carl Vinson

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March for Science kicks off in Asia-Pacific

More than 600 marches planned around the world on Saturday, with the main event to be held in Washington, DC.

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South Korea on heightened alert for North's celebration

North Korea marks 85th foundation of Korean People's Army on Tuesday amid growing tension over a new nuclear test.

Panmunjom

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China launches its first unmanned cargo spacecraft

The Tianzhou-1 spacecraft successfully enters orbit taking the country a step closer to building its own space station.

Tianzhou-1

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Two killed in bomb blast in Thailand's restive south

Thailand's southernmost provinces have seen a long-running separatist insurgency in the Muslim-dominated region.

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'Light' sentence sought for Ahok over alleged blasphemy

Day after Christian governor lost vote to keep post, prosecutors recommend probation and one-year suspended sentence.

Ali Mukartono

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