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South Korea's Park Geun-hye gets 24-year jail sentence

Mixed reactions greet sentencing of Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison with fine of $16m in corruption case.

Park Geun-hye

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Malaysia PM Najib to dissolve parliament paving way for elections

Dissolution of parliament on Saturday open the way for the holding of a general election within the next 60 days.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

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Vietnam jails prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai

'He will continue to fight and will appeal the verdict,' his wife said.

Nguyen Van Dai

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Duterte: If my plane explodes, you can ask the CIA

In an expletive-filled tirade, Philippine president also accuses the US government of lacking 'word of honour'.

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Mahathir's party temporarily dissolved before polls

Mahathir's Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia had failed to prove the party had complied with registration requirements.

Mahathir Mohamad

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Oz's hot and wet continental divide

A cyclone revolves off the Queensland coast while Western Australia harbours record heat.

Oz's hot and wet

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Japan eyes 'maximum pressure' on N Korea ahead of talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Trump in April to align strategy aimed at Pyongyang giving up its nuclear programme.

Shinzo Abe to visit Trump

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China imposes retaliatory tariffs on US products

Retaliatory tariffs make it more expensive for China to buy US products, including pork, a big part of China's diet.

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Kim Jong-un attends South Korean concert in Pyongyang

North Korea's leader makes an unexpected appearance, saying he wishes for another joint concert in the autumn in Seoul.

concert in Pyongyang

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China's Tiangong-1 space station set to crash on Earth

Abandoned Chinese space station expected to hit Earth's atmosphere within hours after contact lost in 2016.

Tiangong-1

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Nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles to stop from April 21, Yonhap news agency reports.

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