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Court charges two women with Kim Jong-nam murder

Under heavy security, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals formally charged with murder and now face death penalty.

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ISIL video threatens China with 'rivers of bloodshed'

SITE Intelligence Group says footage from Uighur fighters in western Iraq warns China of upcoming attacks.

Chinese police

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Malaysia to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans

Move comes after the killing of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam with VX nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysia to charge women with murder of Kim Jong-nam

Women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on North Korean leader's half-brother to be officially charged in Malaysia.

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Thai prisons violate human rights, report says

Prison conditions contravene UN treaties barring torture and stipulating minimum prisoner rights, group says.

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Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong indicted in bribery scandal

Prosecutors have indicted Samsung's de facto chief Lee Jae-yong on embezzlement linked to massive South Korean scandal.

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Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Germany over beheading

Abu Sayyaf group decapitated hostage Jurgen Kantner and videotaped the killing after ransom demands went unmet.

Abu Sayyaf rebels

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Kim Jong-nam death: Four N Korean suspects 'are spies'

Suspects were directed by N Korean leader and work for Pyongyang's spy agency, South Korean intelligence officials say.

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Abu Sayyaf video 'shows beheading of German hostage'

Philippine army working to confirm reports that Abu Sayyaf fighters beheaded a German man they had seized in November.

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Hwang rejects to extend probe into corruption scandal

Special prosecutors investigating corruption scandal embroiling President Park Geun-hye lose bid to extend inquiry.

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