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UN blacklists companies, ships for helping North Korea

The sanctions are part of a crackdown on smuggling of North Korean commodities in violation of UN sanctions resolutions.

Security Council

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Why are people concerned about Sydney's water supply?

Coal mining under the reservoirs of Australia's most populous city may be starting to affect the water.

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Date set for first inter-Korean summit since 2007

Officials from both sides of the border agree on April 27 as date for high-level talks after meeting in Panmunjom.

inter-Korean summit

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HRW condemns libel verdict against rights worker Andy Hall

Human Rights Watch urges better labour treatment in Thailand as court fines British activist US$312,500 for defamation.

Andy Hall

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Protests after Malaysia lawmakers vote to redraw electoral map

Malaysian lawmakers vote overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to redraw constituency boundaries despite an outcry.

Opposition candidate Mahathir Mohamad

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China and North Korea confirm Kim Jong-un visit to Beijing

Kim Jong-un ready to give up nuclear weapons if S Korea, US respond 'with goodwill', Beijing says after landmark visit.

Xi held talks with Kim

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Is Kim Jong-un in China on a secret visit?

Reports suggest the stay-at-home leader of the reclusive state may have clandestinely journeyed to Beijing by train.

Kim Jong-un

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Akie Abe accused in land sale scandal

Japan’s first lady has not commented.

Akie Abe

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South Korean coastguard rescues scores after ferry hits rock

Vessel, carrying 163 passengers and five crew members, ran ashore off South Jeolla province, state media says.

South Korea

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Katsuko Saruhashi: Why Google honours her today

Described as one of the greatest Japanese scientists, Katsuko Saruhashi would have been 98 years on Thursday.

Katsuko Saruhashi

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