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Unusually cool weather grips Singapore

A monsoon burst brought flooding and a relative chill to the Malay Peninsula and Singapore.

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Zhou Youguang: Why Google honours him today

Described as the father of Pinyin, or Chinese phonetic language, Google honours the linguist Zhou Youguang.

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China met 2017 air quality targets

All 28 Chinese cities in a demanding winter anti-smog campaign met their air quality targets from October to December.

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North Korea to send team to Olympics in Pyeongchang

Officials from the two sides met for 11 hours and eventually agreed Seoul would lift sanctions temporarily, so North Korean athletes could visit the South for next month's Winter Olympics.

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Hundreds of bats die in Sydney heatwave

More than 200 flying foxes reportedly succumbed to heat stroke amid soaring temperatures in the Australian city.

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Trump 'absolutely' willing to talk to Kim Jong-un

US president describes inter-Korean talks as a 'big start', says they would not be happening without his 'tough stance'.

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Iranian tanker ablaze off China amid fears of oil spill

Crew of 32 missing after tanker collides with freighter roughly 300km off the coast of Shanghai.

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Malaysia: Former PM Mahathir tapped for election run

The 92-year-old will attempt to lead the opposition to victory against embattled current leader Najib Razak.

Mahathir Mohamad

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US company resumes search for missing MH370 airliner

Ocean Infinity survey company launches underwater probe in hope of solving the world's greatest aviation mystery.

Malaysia Airlines

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North and South Korea to hold high-level talks

Meeting, set for January 9 inside DMZ, to focus on North's participation in Winter Olympics next month in South Korea.

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