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Former PM Malcolm Turnbull resigns from Australian parliament

Former PM's resignation costs conservative government its majority less than a year before an election is due.

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Australian filmmaker jailed six years for espionage in Cambodia

Ricketson was arrested and held in June 2017 after he flew a drone over an opposition rally.

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Australian Catholic Church rejects compulsory abuse reporting

Authorities in Australia want to force priests to report abuse but Church says seal of confession should not be broken.

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Top Chinese Buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex fired

Prominent monk demanded sex from at least six nuns as 'part of Buddhist studies' and four of them gave in, report says.

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Heavy rain pounds Hong Kong for fourth consecutive day

Locals warned to avoid steep slopes as landslide risk remains high.

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Western Australia has its wettest, and driest, winter in years

Australia has an historic drought and some record-breaking cereal-growing weather, at the same time.

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US to continue military drills with South Korea: Mattis

US last week cancelled a meeting with North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearisation.

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Earthquake sends small waves to South Pacific islands

Warning for possible tsunami waves as tall as a metre above tide level along coasts of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

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East Asia faces more flood threats

Summer rains in Japan and the Koreas have been significant and haven't yet ceased.

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Philippines: Duterte faces new ICC complaint over 'drug' killings

Activists and families of eight victims of the 'war on drugs' filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court.

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