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Mattis accuses China of 'intimidation' in South China Sea

China criticises 'irresponsible comments' on S China Sea policy after Mattis accuses them of 'coercion'.

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Japan urges caution on any North Korea agreement

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera says sanctions on Pyongyang should stay in place, citing previous violations.

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Malaysia: Ex-PM's wife Rosmah Mansor 'summoned for questioning'

Former first lady asked to report to anti-corruption agency by Tuesday and answer investigators' questions, reports say.

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Timeline: Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un Singapore summit on June 12

US president says he will meet North Korean leader in June to talk about denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula.

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Thai court dismisses case against British activist Andy Hall

Cases against Hall stemmed from a 2013 report he researched that alleged labour abuses by the company Natural Fruit.

British activist Andy Hall

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Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov meets Kim Jong-un

Lavrov-Kim meeting in Pyongyang is the first time the Korean leader met a top Russian official.

Sergey Lavrov

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Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

Pacific nation says it will shut down the social media site as it identifies phoney accounts and blocks fake news.

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Former North Korean spy chief heads to US for talks

Kim Yong-chol, considered Kim Jong-un's right-hand man, was reportedly seen leaving for New York from China.

Kim Yong-chol

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Years-long search for missing Malaysian airliner ends

Malaysia Airlines MH370 vanished in March 2014 with 239 people on board - one of aviation's greatest mysteries.

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US team in North Korea raises expectations of Trump-Kim summit

Report says South Korean President Moon Jae-in may join Trump and Kim in Singapore for possible three-way talks.

Korean officials

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