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'Massive military response' if N Korea fires nukes: US

Defence Secretary James Mattis warns Kim Jong-un's regime 'many military options' in play if it launches an attack.

Mattis, right, and South Korean Defence Minister Song Young-moo

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Stop threatening nuclear catastrophe, US warns N Korea

Visiting the demilitarised zone in South Korea, Pentagon chief Mattis says the US does not want war with North Korea.

James Mattis, centre,

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Inferno at Indonesia fireworks factory kills 47

An explosion and raging fire at a fireworks factory near Jakarta kills 47 and injures dozens, police say.

Indonesian forensic policemen

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China helpful, Russia hurtful on US N- Korea policy

Trump says it will be easier to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue if the US has a better relationship with Russia.

Trump and Putin

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China: Xi Jinping cements status as leader

China's ruling party votes to enshrine president's name and ideas into its constitution.

Chinese President Xi Jinping

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Concerns raised over Gui Minhai's whereabouts

Gui Minhai was reportedly released after two years in Chinese jail, but her daughter says his whereabouts are unknown.

Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai

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EU: Human rights worsened with Duterte's drug war

Second half of 2016 marked by 'serious deterioration in respect for right to life, due process and rule of law', EU

Manila

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Malaysian PM’s last budget is last shot to win votes

In his governments, last budget before elections Malaysian PM is expected to be populist.

Najib Razak

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Long road ahead for Marawi rebuilding as fighting ends

According to estimates, the Duterte administration needs at least $1.1bn for the rehabilitation of the city.

Marawi

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Deadly Typhoon Lan hits Tokyo

Second storm now threatens the country's southeast.

Typhoon Lan

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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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