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Rajbiraj pre-election rally turns deadly

Police open fire after supporters and opponents of upcoming local election clash, leaving at least four people dead.

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Deadly clashes hit Kokang in Myanmar's Shan state

Authorities say rebels attacked Chinese-speaking Kokang region while armed group says violence was self-defence.

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US deploys missile defence system to South Korea

Arrival of THAAD angers North Korea as well as China and Russia which see its powerful radars as a security threat.

THAAD

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North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving in murder row

Malaysia quickly responds by imposing a similar ban on North Koreans as tensions swirls over killing of King Jong-nam.

Kim Jong-nam

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Retired officer links Duterte to almost 200 killings

Philippine officer admits to killing 300 people, about 200 as a member of a 'Davao death squad'.

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Seoul says North Korea carried out missile tests

Three of four ballistic missiles landed in waters as close as 300km to Japan's northwest coast, Shinzo Abe says.

North Korea warned

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Abe could become Japan's longest serving premier

LDP ruling party members vote to extend terms limits allowing the prime minister to seek third term in 2018.

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China's 2017 military budget rise slows again

The announcement comes before the Communist Party's annual parliamentary and political meetings in Beijing.

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Malaysia expels North Korea Ambassador Kang Chol

Kang Chol declared persona non grata following the alleged murder of North Korean leader's half-brother in Kuala Lumpur.

Kang Chol

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Kim Jong-nam suspect accuses Malaysia of conspiracy

Suspect in the murder of North Korean leader's brother points finger at Malaysian authorities as he denies involvement.

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