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Shinzo Abe on way to big parliamentary election win

Exit polls show prime minister set to become his country's longest serving leader since the second world war.

Shinzo Abe

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Total victory declared in Marawi over ISIL

The Philippines' top military commanders on Saturday declared a total victory over the Maute fighters linked to ISIL (also known as ISIS) in Marawi City, as troops continued to push towards the few remaining positions still held by the fighters.

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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe poised to win snap election

A resounding majority could pave the way for the Japanese leader to revise the country's pacifist constitution.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Labour's Jacinda Ardern set to become prime minister

Month after election ended in a stalemate, minority party chooses two parties to form a coalition.

Jacinda Ardern

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North Korea threatens 'unimaginable strike' on US ship

State news agency describes USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier as a prime 'target' as it carries out war games.

USS Ronald Reagan

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China's Xi vows to carry on anti-corruption crusade

President sets out his vision as he addresses more than 2,000 delegates in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People.

19th National Congres

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US knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacre

Recently released US documents show US government was aware of mass killing of communists in 1965-66 after Suharto coup.

Suharto

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Flooding returns to southern Queensland, Australia

This multi-day deluge has led to overflowing rivers near to and west of Bundaberg.

Queensland, Australia

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Qatar's leader denounces 'unjust siege'

Qatar ready for dialogue over Gulf blockade because 'we are all brothers' and 'no one will win', emir says.

Al Thani inspects an honour guard

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Duterte: Marawi 'liberated' from ISIL-linked fighters

Philippine president says 'rehabilitation' can begin but military general says dozens of fighters battle on.

government troops

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Pyongyang pledges to further enhance its nuclear arms programme after being re-listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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