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Trump administration confirms Taiwan arms-sale plan

State Department confirms plan for the sale which will be the first since the $1.83bn sale under Obama in December 2015.

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Rodrigo Duterte: One year on, as popular as ever

The 72-year-old is still popular with Filipinos despite his leadership being marred by his so-called 'war on drugs'.

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Cardinal George Pell denies child sexual abuse charges

Vatican chief financial adviser takes leave of absence after being charged with historical sexual assault offences.

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North Korea calls for execution of South Korea's Park

North's news agency says 'revelation showed' Park masterminded plot to kill North Korea's 'supreme leadership'.

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Pope aide George Pell charged with child sex abuse

Australian police say top Vatican cardinal charged with multiple counts of 'historical sexual offences'.

Cardinal George Pell

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Decomposed bodies retrieved by military in Marawi City

Number of civilian deaths likely to increase, army says, as many bodies have yet to be recovered from ISIL-held Marawi.

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Questions about Liu Xiaobo's treatment in China prison

Nobel laureate's wife says cancer in his liver is beyond surgery as supporters call for inquiry into prison treatment.

Liu Xiaobo

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Hong Kong activists hold China protest ahead of Xi trip

Protesters drape black flag over a symbolic statue days before visit by Xi Jinping marking 20 years since the handover.

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China grants parole to Nobel Liu Xiaobo

Rights group call for Liu's unconditional release and treatment overseas following terminal liver cancer diagnosis.

Liu Xiaobo

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Vietnam exiles dissident after revoking his citizenship

Pham Minh Hoang, who was deported to France, is a member of Vietnam Reform Party, which Hanoi calls a 'terrorist group'.

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