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North Korea vows to become a 'state nuclear force'

Pyongyang calls sanctions and pressure 'futile' in halting its development of nuclear weapons.

Kim Jong-un

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Cambodian opposition MPs flee from crackdown

About half the country's opposition members of parliament have left as government vows more arrests over alleged coup.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha

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Rex Tillerson in China for North Korea talks

US secretary of state meets Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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China to close North Korean firms under UN sanctions

Companies and joint ventures with Chinese firms have 120 days to close from the September 11 adoption of UN resolution.

North Korean-owned businesses in China

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Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in absentia

Former prime minister-turned-fugitive was not present in court, which sentenced her to five years over subsidy scandal.

Yingluck Shinawatra

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Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano verges on eruption

Up to 70 percent of people on South Pacific islands moved to emergency shelters as Monaro becomes increasingly active.

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First refugees held on Manus Island leave for US

Hundreds of asylum seekers not part of resettlement deal ask Australian government 'what happens to those left behind'.

Manus Island

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Gunman opens fire near Duterte's Manila residence

Security unit confirmed one unidentified officer was shot dead in the Malacanang Park shooting incident.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Pyongyang: All options on the table for leadership

Ri Yong-ho, foreign minister, says 'declaration of war' means all options will be on the table for country's leadership.

North Korea

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Japan's PM calls snap election

Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call elections in October.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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