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Indonesia jails woman for 'insulting Islam' over mosque 'noise'

Ethnic Chinese Buddhist found guilty of 'insulting Islam' and jailed 18 months for complaining about mosque loudspeaker.

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IAEA: No indication of halt in North Korea's nuclear programme

Further development of Pyongyang's nuclear activities is 'a cause for grave concern', says UN body's new report.

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Malaysia foils 'record' rhino horn smuggling attempt

Officials stopped a shipment heading to Vietnam at Kuala Lumpur airport and also found bones from other species.

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Malaysia sees no terror link in radioactive item disappearance

Malaysian police said disappearance of an item containing radioactive material appeared to have no link to terrorism.

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El Salvador ditches Taiwan to establish ties with China

Taiwan's president blames Chinese pressure as decision leaves Taipei with dwindling list of allies.

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Kerala floodwater starts to recede, as fear of disease spreads

The worst monsoon flooding in a century has left hundreds dead and upwards of a million people displaced.

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Separated by war, Korean families meet after decades apart

Six-day reunion, hosted in North Korea, is the first time most of 150-plus people meet family from across the border.

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Indonesia's Lombok, Sumbawa islands again hit by deadly quakes

At least 12 people died and hundreds displaced after fresh tremors and aftershocks cause landslides.

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'Huge disaster': Deadly Kerala floods displace over 800,000

Death toll since end of May reaches 370, as fishermen aid rescue operations for the southern state's 'worst floods'.

Deadly Kerala floods

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Shortage of medicine, drinking water for Kerala flood survivors

Indian government pledges $71m for victims of 'the worst floods in 100 years' to hit southern Kerala state.

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