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Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Typhoon Damrey hits southern coast of Vietnam killing 19 and leaving a trail of devastation.

Typhoon Damrey

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Australia rejects New Zealand’s offer on refugees

Australian PM has rejected an offer by Jacinda Ardern the PM of New Zealand to resettle 150 refugees in her country.

Refugees protesting

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China: Booing national anthem a criminal offence

Law adopted by parliament raises fear it could be used to undermine freedom of speech in Hong and Macau as well.

Booing national anthem

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Australians rally around barricaded refugees on Manus

Hundreds turn out in Sydney and Melbourne to urge the government to 'bring them here' from Papua New Guinea prison camp.

Demonstrators took to the streets of Sydney and Melbourne

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Japan PM Abe: 'All options on the table' with N Korea

As President Trump arrives in Tokyo, Japan's conservative leader manoeuvres to rewrite the pacifist constitution.

Shinzo Abe, left, toasts with Donald Trump

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North Korea denounces American 'nuclear strike drill'

Stealth bomber mission over South Korea shows the US is 'seeking to ignite a nuclear war', official news agency says.

B1-B Lancer bombers

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North Korea: Nuclear deterrent prevents US invasion

As three aircraft carrier strike groups head towards the Korean Peninsula, state media denounces US 'muscle-flexing'.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier

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Philippines: Indonesian ISIL fighter arrested in Marawi

Muhammad Ilham Syaputra, who claimed to have played a role in an attack in Indonesia, fought with ISIL-linked attackers.

Marawi

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Singapore bans Mufti Menk from entering country

Accused of promoting religious discord, renowned Islamic preacher has been barred from attending cruise.

Mufti Ismail Menk

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Why is the Manus detention centre being closed?

Over 600 refugees are being detained on the tiny island of Manus. The detention centre will close next week. What now?

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Police try to persuade asylum-seekers to leave prison camp for alternative accommodation in nearby town of Lorengau.

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