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Yanghee Lee: High-level UN probe needed for Rohingya

UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar calls for international probe into abuses against Rohingya Muslims.

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South China Sea: Japan to deploy largest warship

Izumo carrier will cruise the South China Sea with stops in Southeast Asia before heading to India for US war games.

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China's Communist Party hardens rhetoric on Islam

Regional Chinese officials make repeated warnings about threat of religious 'extremism' during meeting in Beijing.

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Park Geun-hye leaves South Korea's presidential palace

Park Geun-hye leaves Blue House after Constitutional Court removes her from office after massive corruption scandal.

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Punishing rights lawyers a top achievement, says China

In report to parliament, chief justice singles out prominent lawyer's 'severe punishment' as one of top accomplishments.

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Wirathu silenced by Myanmar's top Buddhist body

'Face of Buddhist terror' ordered into silence by top religious body as deepening anti-Muslim tensions rise.

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Hundreds of MILF child soldiers released in Philippines

Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the country's largest armed group, ends recruitment of children as part of peace plan.

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Seoul braces for protests amid calls for Park's arrest

Opponents demand arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye, who has yet to react after impeachment following bribery scandal.

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Profile: South Korea's Park Geun-hye

The 65-year-old politician's career has been marked by tragedy, triumph and a scandal that led to her eventual downfall.

Park Geun-hye

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The fall of President Park Geun-hye: A day-by-day look

Key developments in a tumultuous stretch in South Korean politics that led to the stunning downfall of President Park.

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