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Chemist: VX byproduct on Kim murder suspect's shirt

Testimony provides first evidence linking VX to suspects accused of smearing nerve agent on Kim Jong-nam's face.

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (L) and Indonesian Siti Aisyah

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Tidal waves hit Haining, China

World’s largest tidal bore sweeps down the Qiantang River.

Qiantang River

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Two women plead not guilty to killing Kim Jong-nam

Trial begins in Malaysia for women who wiped deadly nerve agent VX on North Korean leader's half-brother.

Kim Jong-nam

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North Korea vows to become a 'state nuclear force'

Pyongyang calls sanctions and pressure 'futile' in halting its development of nuclear weapons.

Kim Jong-un

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Cambodian opposition MPs flee from crackdown

About half the country's opposition members of parliament have left as government vows more arrests over alleged coup.

Opposition leader Kem Sokha

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Rex Tillerson in China for North Korea talks

US secretary of state meets Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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China to close North Korean firms under UN sanctions

Companies and joint ventures with Chinese firms have 120 days to close from the September 11 adoption of UN resolution.

North Korean-owned businesses in China

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Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in absentia

Former prime minister-turned-fugitive was not present in court, which sentenced her to five years over subsidy scandal.

Yingluck Shinawatra

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Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano verges on eruption

Up to 70 percent of people on South Pacific islands moved to emergency shelters as Monaro becomes increasingly active.

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First refugees held on Manus Island leave for US

Hundreds of asylum seekers not part of resettlement deal ask Australian government 'what happens to those left behind'.

Manus Island

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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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