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Indonesia: Major earthquake in Lombok kills scores

At least 82 are killed as Lombok island is rocked by a magnitude-6.9 quake a week after a separate quake killed 17.

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North Korea says US 'undermining' path to denuclearisation

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri says Pyongyang unwilling to move unilaterally if US will not remove its 'concerns'.

Mike Pompeo met briefly with  Ri Yong-ho

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North Korea continues work on nuclear programme: UN report

Pyongyang violating international sanctions by secretly transferring fuel and arms, leaked UN report says.

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Army checkpoint targeted by deadly blast in southern Philippines

Army suspects ISIL-linked group behind IED blast at a military checkpoint in Basilan province.

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North Korea 'working on new missiles': report

Activity at a weapons facility suggests the country is constructing new long-range missiles, Washington Post reports.

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Indonesian court bans ISIL-linked group behind deadly attacks

Jamaah Ansharut Daulah is the second group to be banned in Indonesia, following a wave of suicide bombings in May.

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Typhoon Jongdari takes an unusual path across Japan

Minimal damage so far, but the tropical cyclone is strengthening again.

Typhoon Jongdari

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Manus detainee Hamid Khazaei death 'preventable': Australia court

'Clinical errors' and 'failures in communication' preceded the death of 24-year-old Hamid Khazaei, a coroner ruled.

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Laos struggles to find missing after dam collapse

Thousands are also displaced in Cambodia as the cause of the dam's collapse remains a mystery.

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Philippine Muslims hope new law brings 'dream of peace'

About 150,000 people have been killed in the Muslim-dominated south since the 1970s - one of Asia's longest conflicts.

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