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Indonesia quake: Race against time to save buried survivors

Rescuers struggle to reach quake-hit areas as transport routes cut off amid urgent operations to free trapped victims.

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Tourists flee Lombok as Indonesian quake death toll rises

At least 98 people killed as Indonesia's Lombok island rocked by the second earthquake in a week.

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North Korean state media urge US to drop sanctions immediately

North Korea says it has shown good faith by stopping nuclear tests and handing over the remains of US soldiers.

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Indonesia: Major earthquake in Lombok kills scores

At least 82 are killed as Lombok island is rocked by a magnitude-6.9 quake a week after a separate quake killed 17.

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North Korea says US 'undermining' path to denuclearisation

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri says Pyongyang unwilling to move unilaterally if US will not remove its 'concerns'.

Mike Pompeo met briefly with  Ri Yong-ho

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North Korea continues work on nuclear programme: UN report

Pyongyang violating international sanctions by secretly transferring fuel and arms, leaked UN report says.

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Army checkpoint targeted by deadly blast in southern Philippines

Army suspects ISIL-linked group behind IED blast at a military checkpoint in Basilan province.

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North Korea 'working on new missiles': report

Activity at a weapons facility suggests the country is constructing new long-range missiles, Washington Post reports.

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Indonesian court bans ISIL-linked group behind deadly attacks

Jamaah Ansharut Daulah is the second group to be banned in Indonesia, following a wave of suicide bombings in May.

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Typhoon Jongdari takes an unusual path across Japan

Minimal damage so far, but the tropical cyclone is strengthening again.

Typhoon Jongdari

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