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Japan's Shinzo Abe wins ruling party leadership vote

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party vote sets Abe on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister.

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North Korea's Kim agrees to 'dismantle' key missile test sites

At landmark summit, Kim Jong-un offers an array of moves towards ending nuclear programme - if the US reciprocates.

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New landslide kills 21, buries houses in the Philippines

At least 64 people missing following a landslide near an abandoned quarry site in the central province of Cebu.

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Tit-for-tat: North Korea's troublesome denuclearisation

US insisting on unilateral and complete denuclearisation, but North Korea demands 'simultaneous' action.

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Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies after 'serious illness'

Tran Dai Quang died at a military hospital in Hanoi, state media reported without elaborating on the illness.

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Philippines rescuers dig for Mangkhut survivors with bare hands

Rescue teams sift through large landslide caused by typhoon despite fears there are no survivors among the buried.

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Thai cave diver sues Tesla's Elon Musk for defamation

Tesla CEO sued for defamation after calling British diver who helped rescue a Thai football team a pedophile on Twitter.

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South Korean leader in Pyongyang to reboot nuclear talks

President Moon Jae-in seeks to push for 'irreversible, permanent peace' and better dialogue between North Korea and US.

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Leaders of new Thai party charged over Facebook speech

Future Forward party founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and two top members face hefty fines and jail if convicted.

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Philippines: Rescue efforts under way as Mangkhut toll rises

Dozens of gold miners feared buried in Benguet province landslide, as full extent of typhoon damage is revealed.

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