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South Korea court hands ex-president Park 8 more years in jail

Park Geun-hye is already serving 24 years in prison on separate corruption charges following her removal in 2017.

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Malaysians, Indonesians with suspected links to ISIL arrested

One of the Malaysian suspects is accused of threatening to kill the Malaysian king as well as Prime Minister Mahathir.

Malaysia

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'Systematic preparations' preceded anti-Rohingya violence: report

Fortify Rights group says the deadly violence against Rohingya last August was premeditated and amounts to 'genocide'.

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S Korea government liable for botched MV Sewol rescue: court

A court orders the South Korean government to pay $177,000 for families of deceased passengers of ill-fated ferry.

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Australian scientists develop 'world's first' melanoma blood test

Scientists from Edith Cowan University say the new test could help doctors detect the skin cancer before it spreads.

melanoma test

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Thai boys go home after 'miracle' rescue from cave

The boys and their coach are discharged from hospital after they were extracted from a cave in a daring operation.

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Trump: Korea denuclearisation talks ongoing, no timeframe set

US president also says Russia has agreed to help with North Korea's pledge to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme.

Singapore on June 12

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Hong Kong: Pro-independence party faces possible ban

Police in Hong Kong have sought to ban the political party, citing it as a potential national security threat.

Pro-independence party

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Japan, EU ink free trade deal amid worries about US protectionism

The pact sends a clear message against protectionist moves led by US President Donald Trump.

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HRW urges Myanmar to address illegal land confiscations

Rights group calls on the government to compensate for illegally confiscated land, and enact laws to protect farmers.

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