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Trump: North Korea must 'come to the table' for talks

In unusually conciliatory comments, US president urges Pyongyang's leaders to 'make a deal' on abandoning its nukes.

South Koreans took to the streets

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Trump willing to negotiate with Kim

In a striking shift of tone, President Donald Trump abandoned his aggressive rhetoric towards North Korea on Tuesday, signaling a willingness to negotiate as he urged Pyongyang to "come to the table" and "make a deal".

South Korea protest against Trump

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North Korea threat overshadows Trump's Seoul visit

A shift in Washington's strategic focus has opened fissures in the US-South Korea alliance.

Trump's Seoul visit

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Abe and Trump call for 'maximum pressure' on N Korea

Japanese PM says now is not the time for dialogue as US president declares 'era of strategic patience is over'.

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Marawi fighting continues as pro ISIL group chose emir

Troops are still battling some fighters hiding amid the ruins of a city battered by months of government air strikes.

Marawi city

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Typhoon Damrey slams Vietnam, strongest in 16 years

Vietnam has been struck by a destructive tropical cyclone just a week before hosting the APEC conference.

Typhoon Damrey

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Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Typhoon Damrey hits southern coast of Vietnam killing 19 and leaving a trail of devastation.

Typhoon Damrey

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Australia rejects New Zealand’s offer on refugees

Australian PM has rejected an offer by Jacinda Ardern the PM of New Zealand to resettle 150 refugees in her country.

Refugees protesting

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China: Booing national anthem a criminal offence

Law adopted by parliament raises fear it could be used to undermine freedom of speech in Hong and Macau as well.

Booing national anthem

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Australians rally around barricaded refugees on Manus

Hundreds turn out in Sydney and Melbourne to urge the government to 'bring them here' from Papua New Guinea prison camp.

Demonstrators took to the streets of Sydney and Melbourne

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The country's top court outlaws the main opposition party CNRP for fostering dissent with the help of foreign countries.

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