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One million Muslim Uighurs held in secret China camps: UN panel

Vice chairperson of anti-discrimination committee says members of ethnic community treated as 'enemies of the state'.

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Over 270,000 displaced as Lombok quake death toll jumps

The death toll from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island rises to at least 321.

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Chinese Muslims protest against planned mosque demolition

Rare demonstration by Hui minority group comes amid broad government crackdown on religious practice.

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Aftershock jolts Indonesia's Lombok as death toll jumps to 259

Another powerful earthquake rocks the beleaguered tourist island, collapsing buildings and sending people onto streets.

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Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

New South Wales is suffering the worst drought in more than 50 years, with farmers among the hardest hit.

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Ex-Malaysian PM granted bail on money-laundering charges

Najib Razak denied allegations he transferred $10.3m to personal bank accounts as criminal charges against him pile up.

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Hope fades for survivors in Indonesia quake with 131 killed

Scramble to find victims on Lombok island as humanitarian crisis looms with 156,000 rendered homeless by major quake.

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Bolton: North Korea not taking steps to denuclearise

Trump's national security adviser says Pyongyang has not lived up to the nuclear deal signed in Singapore in June.

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib to be charged with money laundering

Anti-graft agency announces new case against former premier a day before his pre-trial hearing for earlier charges.

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Malaysia shuts down Saudi-backed anti-terrorism centre

Defence minister gives no reason why but says the King Salman Center to combat 'terror' would close immediately.

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