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Police general to lead Thailand's main opposition party

Pheu Thai senior members pick 86-year-old leader Viroj Pao-in to lead party ahead of polls expected in February 2019.

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Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Japanese prime minister welcomes his Indian counterpart before the launch of formal talks in Tokyo on Monday.

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Visiting Seoul, US envoy seeks to boost denuclearisation push

Stephen Biegun, visiting South Korea, reiterates commitment to work together to end North's nuclear programme.

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Philippines: Duterte sacks top customs officials over drugs

Failure to intercept a tonne of drugs prompts Philippines' leader to order restaffing of customs office.

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Thousands march in Taiwan gay pride parade for referendum vote

Nearly 13,000 people marched in Taipei before a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights.

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China and Japan pledge to boost economic cooperation

Traditional Asian rivals agree to work together to boost economic ties amid rising trade tensions with Washington.

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Former Malaysian PM Najib charged with criminal breach of trust

Two men jointly charged in Kuala Lumpur court with six counts of criminal breach of trust over $1.58bn.

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Japanese journalist Yasuda returns home after captivity in Syria

Jumpei Yasuda, who described his detention in Syria as painful, was reunited with family after three years in captivity.

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Knife-wielding woman wounds 14 children at China kindergarten

Chinese law restricts the sale and possession of firearms and mass attacks are generally carried out with knives.

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Indonesia: Rally for moderate Islam halted over fears of violence

Some 70,000 members were on their way to Yogyakarta for the rally to launch inter-faith movement to counter 'extremism'.

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