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Outrage in Hong Kong as activist is barred from polls

Agnes Chow, 21, was seeking to become Hong Kong's youngest council member for a pro-democracy party.

Agnes Chow

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Duterte offers '42 virgins' to visitors of Philippines

President makes unsavoury joke in New Delhi as he secures $1.25bn 'investment pledge' after meeting business leaders.

ASEAN leaders

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Dozens killed in fire at Miryang hospital

At least 37 dead with toll feared to rise after emergency room blaze at hospital in southern city.

Firefighters

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Forced labour blights Thailand's fishing industry: HRW

Rights abuses still rampant in profitable sector despite government pledge to implement reforms, Human Rights Watch says.

Thailand's fishing industry

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North Korea is least reported humanitarian crisis: Care

North Korea, Eritrea, Vietnam and DRC some of world's least reported humanitarian crises, says Swiss-based NGO.

North Koreans

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Rare storm drops heaviest snow Tokyo has seen in years

Monday's rare snowstorm brought the highest accumulations the Japanese capital has seen since 2014.

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Vietnam jails Trinh Xuan Thanh for life over corruption

Former state official imprisoned for life, as 21 others also jailed for up to 22 years in crackdown on oil giant.

Trinh Xuan Thanh

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Thailand: Three killed in Yala market bombing

Attack in Yala was the first in months in the southern province, where Malay Muslims are fighting for autonomy.

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Sydney's National Park remains closed after wildfires

Temperature in the Australian city continues to climb with the peak expected on Monday.

Sydney's National Park

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Joyce brings joy to Western Australia

Rain from a long-lived tropical cyclone promises a good harvest for Australian farmers.

Tropical Cyclone Joyce

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Ivanka Trump's presence at th Pyeongchang Games could bring her in contact with a visiting delegation from North Korea.

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