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13 marines killed as fighting rages in Marawi City

US confirms it is 'assisting' Philippine army in besieged Marawi where fighting broke out more than two weeks ago.

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Myanmar's military finds crashed plane, bodies

Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane vanished over the Andaman Sea with 122 soldiers and family members.

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Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

South Korea's military says the launch appears to be barrage of land-to-ship missiles fired off North's east coast.

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Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea

Aircraft carrying more than 100 people was flying over the Andaman Sea when it lost contact with air traffic control.

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Heatwaves hit much of Asia earlier than expected

Record temperatures have been recorded from Pakistan to Vietnam before monsoon rains.

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Hostage-taker in Australia acquitted of 'terror' plot

Gunman reportedly claims to be ISIL after killing one and wounding three police officers in Melbourne shootout.

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Philippines halts deployment of workers to Qatar

Manila fears problems like food shortages could affect Filipino workers in Qatar should the diplomatic row worsen.

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Cambodia opposition claim gains in local elections

National Rescue Party says it has won 46 percent of the vote while the ruling party garnered 51 percent.

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Philippine police: Casino attacker was indebted gambler

No political motive behind attack on Manila casino in which 37 people, including the gunman, died, police say.

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Cambodia election: Local poll seen as test for Hun Sen

Long-ruling PM warned of 'civil war' if his party loses, drawing accusations his government is undermining democracy.

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