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North Korea 'continues its nuclear research activities'

Nuclear monitoring website, 38 North, says Pyongyang continues 'improvements to the infrastructure' at Yongbyon.

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Bags of cash, jewellery seized in Najib raid worth $273m

Police say they will soon summon ex-prime minister and his wife, Rosmah for more questioning.

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General involved in Rohingya crackdown fired after EU sanctions

Major General Maung Maung Soe, who is already under US sanctions, led the brutal military offensive against Rohingya.

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ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

ICC gives Myanmar until July 27 to respond to a request on whether it should exercise jurisdiction over alleged crimes.

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Two Koreas agree on dates for family reunions

The planned reunion in August will be the first such event since 2015.

Two Koreas

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Indonesian Muslim leader sentenced to death over 2016 attack

Aman Abdurrahman ordered ISIL-affiliated fighters to carry out attacks including 2016 suicide bombing at a Jakarta cafe.

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Japan to halt missile attack drills after Trump-Kim summit

Japan began evacuation drills after North Korea launched two missiles that flew over Japan in 2017.

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World's plastic waste crisis to worsen after China import ban

China's decision to end import of plastic waste will end up in millions of tonnes of displaced plastic rubbish.

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Divers join search for 192 missing in Indonesia mishap

Four confirmed dead, 18 rescued after wooden ferry, reportedly operating illegally, sank off North Sumatra on Monday.

Indonesia's search

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Philippine ex-president Benigno Aquino indicted for budget misuse

Aquino accused of usurping legislative powers when he decided to reallocate $1.67bn in government funds in 2011.

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