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US-S Korea launch major war drills as N Korea looks on

'Unprecedented show of force' aims to warn North Korea against launching any attack on the US or its allies.

USS Ronald Reagan

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North Korea: Fog keeps Trump from DMZ between Koreas

Donald Trump

After months of fiery rhetoric and rising tensions, US President Donald Trump’s secret attempt to personally face off with North Korea across the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Wednesday was defeated by fog and mist.

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Criminal case filed against Aquino over Mamasapano raid

Ex-Philippine president charged with fraud and usurpation of authority for approving operation that left 44 police dead.

Benigno Aquino

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What is Pad Thai?

As Google celebrates this traditional Thai dish today, we show how it is prepared and explore its origins.

Pad Thai

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Trump: North Korea must 'come to the table' for talks

In unusually conciliatory comments, US president urges Pyongyang's leaders to 'make a deal' on abandoning its nukes.

South Koreans took to the streets

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Trump willing to negotiate with Kim

In a striking shift of tone, President Donald Trump abandoned his aggressive rhetoric towards North Korea on Tuesday, signaling a willingness to negotiate as he urged Pyongyang to "come to the table" and "make a deal".

South Korea protest against Trump

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North Korea threat overshadows Trump's Seoul visit

A shift in Washington's strategic focus has opened fissures in the US-South Korea alliance.

Trump's Seoul visit

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Abe and Trump call for 'maximum pressure' on N Korea

Japanese PM says now is not the time for dialogue as US president declares 'era of strategic patience is over'.

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Marawi fighting continues as pro ISIL group chose emir

Troops are still battling some fighters hiding amid the ruins of a city battered by months of government air strikes.

Marawi city

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Typhoon Damrey slams Vietnam, strongest in 16 years

Vietnam has been struck by a destructive tropical cyclone just a week before hosting the APEC conference.

Typhoon Damrey

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