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Jovito 'The Butcher' Palparan sentenced for kidnapping students

Retired army general Jovito Palparan found guilty of disappearance of two female university students in 2006.

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Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong, China, at least 66 dead

Hong Kong and southern China under maximum alert as biggest storm of the year kills dozens in the Philippines.

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Typhoon Mangkhut kills 12 in Philippines, heads to southern China

Powerful storm moves across South China Sea, leaves trail of battered homes and landslides in northern Philippines.

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'Great founder': Venezuela's Maduro praises Mao during China trip

Venezuelan leader makes rare visit to Mao Zedong's mausoleum as he seeks Beijing's help in tackling economic crisis.

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in the Philippines

Thousands evacuate as Typhoon Mangkhut with at least 255km/h wind gusts makes landfall in northern part of Luzon.

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Two Koreas open first liaison office since World War II

Launch of office comes few days before leaders from both sides meet for a summit in North Korea.

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib's lawyer charged with money-laundering

Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was arrested and brought to court as police widen investigation into corruption scandal.

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Mangkhut: Thousands evacuate as storm bears down on Philippines

Speeding across the Pacific, Typhoon Mangkhut's 255km/h wind gusts are set to lash the northern Philippines.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen tells world: Leave Indochina alone

Mekong Delta nations can solve their own problems, controversial leader says while defending Myanmar's government.

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Evacuations begin as Typhoon Mangkhut approaches the Philippines

Typhoon has a rain band 900 km wide and could bring heavy rains that could set off landslides and flash floods.

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