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1 Nov 2017
Japan's parliament on Wednesday formally re-elected Shinzo Abe as prime minister after his party's crushing election victory, setting the 63-year-old on track to become the country's longest-serving premier.
1 Nov 2017
North Korea slammed US President Donald Trump as "incurably mentally deranged" in a personal attack ahead of his first visit to Asia, as the South's leader insisted Washington could not take military action on the peninsula without his agreement.
31 Oct 2017
More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea's nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said Tuesday.
30 Oct 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un took his stylish wife and powerful sister to a make-up plant for a "field guidance trip" amid the country's nuclear standoff with the US.
29 Oct 2017
"I suppose that I have to limit my mouth there except maybe to bring the warm greetings of the Filipino nation, a grateful nation to Japan," Duterte told reporters before departing for Tokyo on Sunday night.
29 Oct 2017
"After November 1, I will no longer exercise my functions, and I reject any extension of my mandate," the 71-year-old said in a letter read out to parliament in the Kurdish capital Arbil, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.
29 Oct 2017
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir accused Tehran of smuggling arms to Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels, who control northern Yemen, and to the rebels' ally former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
29 Oct 2017
The attack on Saturday began when a car bomb exploded outside the Nasa Hablod Hotel 2 entrance, followed by a minibus loaded with explosives going off at a nearby intersection.
28 Oct 2017
The bus skidded off the road in Dhading district, approximately 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, early morning and fell into the Trishuli River.
26 Oct 2017
At least 46 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside Jakarta, police said Thursday, triggering explosions and sending plumes of black smoke into the air.
25 Oct 2017
Passport Index, which keeps track of how useable such documents are, said the city-state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans.
24 Oct 2017
Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods for remaining militants.

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