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US declares success in key test of missile defence

But since $40bn system was declared ready for combat in 2004, only four of nine intercept attempts have been successful.

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UN appoints team to probe crackdown against Rohingyas

The UN is sending a fact-finding team to investigate alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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Australia takes steps to prevent paedophiles abroad

Convicted paedophiles to be banned from travelling overseas in move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia.

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N Korea warns of weapon 'gift' for US after recent test

Kim Jong-un supervised new ballistic missile test and promises to develop more powerful weapons for defence.

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Kim Jong-nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

Two women charged with killing half-brother of North Korea's leader with nerve agent to be tried in high court.

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Foreign fighters killed in battle for Philippine city

Malaysians, Indonesian, and possibly Arabs killed after fierce fight for the southern city of Marawi.

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Japan to take action with US after N Korea missile test

Prime Minister Abe says Japan 'will take concrete action with the US' after Scud missile crashes into Japanese waters.

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North Korea fires missile in third test in three weeks

Short-range ballistic Scud missile landed in the Sea of Japan and was the third successful test in as many weeks.

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Philippines calls off peace talks with Communist rebels

Negotiations broke down over rebel order for fighters to step up attacks amid violence and martial law in the south.

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Philippines: Hundreds trapped in battle for Marawi

Philippine army makes gains as alarm grows over fate of up to 2,000 people stranded amid street battles and air strikes.

Marawi

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