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New Zealand river is the world's first 'legal person'

Under legislation passed, the Whanganui river has been formally declared a living entity.

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Philippine VP: Bullets can't stop illegal drug use

Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to 'defy incursions on their rights' as she denounces president's bloody anti-drug war.

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Thailand charges activist who mocked PM's song

Campaigner took to Facebook to rate military leader's song on 'returning happiness' and could be jailed three years.

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Kim Jong-nam's identity confirmed with DNA: Malaysia

Man killed at Kuala Lumpur's airport last month was estranged half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

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South Korea to hold presidential election on May 9

South Koreans to head to the polls to elect a new leader after the dismissal Park Geun-hye in huge corruption scandal.

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Philippines to patrol Benham Rise to assert rights

Chinese 'survey ships' were recently sighted in the 13-million hectare area the UN says belongs to the Philippines.

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Taiwan indicts ex-president Ma Ying-jeou over leaks

Prosecutors say China-friendly former leader broke laws by releasing personal information on rival politicians.

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Prosecutors 'to summon' ousted Park Geun-hye

Local media says recently impeached Park Geun-Hye will be questioned as a criminal suspect over corruption charges.

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Duterte to China: Benham Rise sea territory 'is ours'

Rodrigo Duterte orders military to assert ownership of Benham Rise area to Beijing - but in a nice way.

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Kim Jong-nam: N Korea accuses US and S Korea of murder

Pyongyang accuses Washington and Seoul of the assassination in Malaysia in order to tarnish the North's image.

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