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Aftershock jolts Indonesia's Lombok as death toll jumps to 259

Another powerful earthquake rocks the beleaguered tourist island, collapsing buildings and sending people onto streets.

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Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

New South Wales is suffering the worst drought in more than 50 years, with farmers among the hardest hit.

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Ex-Malaysian PM granted bail on money-laundering charges

Najib Razak denied allegations he transferred $10.3m to personal bank accounts as criminal charges against him pile up.

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Hope fades for survivors in Indonesia quake with 131 killed

Scramble to find victims on Lombok island as humanitarian crisis looms with 156,000 rendered homeless by major quake.

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Bolton: North Korea not taking steps to denuclearise

Trump's national security adviser says Pyongyang has not lived up to the nuclear deal signed in Singapore in June.

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib to be charged with money laundering

Anti-graft agency announces new case against former premier a day before his pre-trial hearing for earlier charges.

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Malaysia shuts down Saudi-backed anti-terrorism centre

Defence minister gives no reason why but says the King Salman Center to combat 'terror' would close immediately.

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Indonesia quake: Race against time to save buried survivors

Rescuers struggle to reach quake-hit areas as transport routes cut off amid urgent operations to free trapped victims.

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Tourists flee Lombok as Indonesian quake death toll rises

At least 98 people killed as Indonesia's Lombok island rocked by the second earthquake in a week.

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North Korean state media urge US to drop sanctions immediately

North Korea says it has shown good faith by stopping nuclear tests and handing over the remains of US soldiers.

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