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Taiwan train crash kills 18, injures scores

At least 18 dead and 171 others injured after train derails in Taiwan's worst rail accident in 20 years.

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Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

More than 15,000 survivors have given harrowing child sex abuse stories involving thousands of state institutions.

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'Spycam' epidemic seizes South Korea's women

Perpetrators use tiny devices to film women in public places, such as toilets or changing rooms, and later sell footage.

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Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18, injured 187

Deadly crash was the island's worst rail accident in a quarter century as officials launch an investigation.

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Thousands march to support independence vote in Taiwan

Protesters chant anti-China slogans on Taipei march in first large-scale rally pro-independence rally in decades.

Pro-independence demonstrators

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Wife of ex-Interpol president lashes out at 'cruel' China

Grace Meng says there is 'no limit' on Chinese officials' power to target individuals deemed as their opponents.

Grace Meng

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China fines vaccine maker $1.3bn after scandal

Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd is stripped of its licences for falsifying records.

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US opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border

US and S Korea insist they are on the same page on dealing with N Korea but there are signs of disagreement.

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Chinese demand fuels Solomon Islands mass deforestation

Global Witness investigation finds forests being felled at 19 times the sustainable rate; vast network of logging roads.

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Visiting Vatican, South Korean president says confident of peace

Moon Jae-in to meet Pope Francis on Thursday; expected to extend invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea.

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