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Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of opposition senator

Senator Antonio Trillanes has criticised the president's anti-drug war and challenged him to explain his wealth.

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Typhoon Jebi: Nine dead as strongest storm in 25 years hits Japan

Japan's government issues evacuation advisories for more than a million people following the storm's landfall on Shikoku.

Typhoon Jebi

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Malaysia: Women caned in public for lesbian act

Condemnation in Malaysia after officials in conservative Muslim state whip two women for having sex.

Pan-Malaysian Islamist

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Stormy weather hits New Zealand during spring

Spring brings heavy snow and landslips to both the North and South Islands.

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Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to seven years in jail

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo found guilty of breaching state secrets law during their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya.

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Philippines: Internet cafe bomb attack kills one, wounds 15

Explosion in Isulan comes days after another blast in the same southern city killed three people.

The military

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Japan: Honshu braces for yet more floods with Typhoon Jebi

Hot on the heels of Typhoon Cimaron, Jebi is set to be the seventh tropical system to affect Japan this year.

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Rodrigo Duterte slammed after 'dangerous and distorted' rape joke

Activists accuse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of rolling back the women's rights movement in the country.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Former PM Malcolm Turnbull resigns from Australian parliament

Former PM's resignation costs conservative government its majority less than a year before an election is due.

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Australian filmmaker jailed six years for espionage in Cambodia

Ricketson was arrested and held in June 2017 after he flew a drone over an opposition rally.

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