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Two skiers narrowly avoid avalanche in Australia

Thick snow and strong winds lead to unstable conditions on mountain slopes in southeast Australia.

Victoria

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Deaths reported as quake hits China's Sichuan province

At least five people dead and dozens injured after a 6.5 magnitude quake struck the country's southwest region.

Sichuan province

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Forex probe targets ex-PM Mahathir, says opposition

The probe into loss of billions of dollars by central bank in 1990s could lead to prosecution of Mahathir Mohamad.

Mahathir Mohamad

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North Korea vows to teach US 'severe lesson'

Pyongyang says it will never put nuclear and missiles programmes on negotiating table, after US-led sanctions.

Ri Yong-ho

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Refugee Hamed Shamshiripour found dead on Manus Island

Rights groups decry death of 31-year-old Hamed Shamshiripour, who was found hanging by a tree, as an 'absolute tragedy'.

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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows 'action'

Punishing measures are in 'violent violation' of North's sovereignty, Pyongyang says, as it rejects offers of talks.

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Government dismisses claims of abuse against Rohingya

State-backed commission rejects UN report of mass killings and systematic rape of Muslim minority by security forces.

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US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on North Korea

Fresh UN sanctions come amid ASEAN meeting, where Chinese minister is urging North Korean official to abide by measures.

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Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

Some 140,000 people were killed in 1945 atomic bomb, with another 74,000 bombed to death three days later in Nagasaki.

Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

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UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning $1bn in exports.

 Security Council

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