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US blames North Korea for massive WannaCry cyberattack

Trump administration publicly attributes WannaCry virus to North Korea, calling the attack 'indiscriminately reckless'.

WannaCry cyberattack

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Thousands rally in Jakarta against US Jerusalem move

Estimated 80,000 protesters call on US president to stop plan to move US embassy to Jerusalem, in largest rally to date.

Protesters in Jakarta

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Central Philippines suffers widespread flooding

Kai-Tak, a major flood risk to the Visayas Islands of central Philippines, threatening two more days of rain.

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak

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US to UNSC: North Korea must stop tests, start talking

US secretary of state says North Korea must stop 'threatening behaviour' before talks with Washington can resume.

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North Korea vows retaliation over US sea blockade

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North Korea warned the United States any imposition of a maritime blockade would be an act of war that would push the current standoff towards nuclear confrontation.

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Tillerson calls on North Korea to engage in US talks

Secretary of state says US is 'ready to talk anytime' with North Korea as tensions escalate after latest missile test.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Philippines extends martial law to 'eradicate' ISIL

Congress approves Duterte's request to prolong military rule until end of 2018 in Mindanao region.

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Japan picks 'North' as 2017 symbol amid N Korea threat

Kanji character for 'North' chosen as defining symbol of 2017, reflecting unease over North Korea's nuclear programme.

Seihan Mori

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Duterte seeks south Philippines martial law extension

Filipino president says longer military rule is necessary in Mindanao region to contain ISIL and communist fighters.

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte

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Jerusalem: Malaysia army 'ready' to play role

Defence minister says the US move on Jerusalem is 'a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world'.

Hishammuddin Hussein

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