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Wang Yi: China not seeking to displace US as top power

Chinese foreign minister says Beijing and Washington can overcome 'current difficulties' amid burgeoning trade war.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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Rodrigo Duterte: 'My only sin is extrajudicial killings'

Activists call for prosecution as Philippines president apparently admits to responsibility for killings in 'drugs war'.

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China urges US to stop 'slander' after Trump's election claims

China's foreign ministry denied Trump's accusation that Beijing is trying to influence the US congressional elections.

Donald Trump

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Passengers, crew safe after Air Niugini crashes into lagoon

More than 40 people rescued from Air Niugini plane that landed in lagoon short of the runway in Micronesia.

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Japan's Abe open to meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Abe said he is willing to meet Kim to resolve the long-standing issue of kidnapped Japanese citizens in North Korea.

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US approves $330m military sale to Taiwan, draws Chinese anger

Beijing demands US 'immediately cancel' agreement to sell military equipment to Taiwan or face 'severe damage' to ties.

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Philippines: Senator critical of Duterte arrested

Senator Antonio Trillanes is detained in a move condemned as 'persecution' of opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Hong Kong bans pro-independence party in unprecedented move

Authorities in the Chinese-ruled city ban the Hong Kong National Party for posing a threat to national security.

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Filmmaker James Ricketson back in Australia after Cambodia pardon

James Ricketson, who was sentenced to six years for spying last year, was granted a pardon from the Cambodian king.

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China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

Beijing says it is open to negotiations but that the two sides must treat each other 'equally and with respect'.

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