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1 Jun 2017
Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields in a southern city killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, as they conceded hundreds of gunmen may have escaped a blockade.
31 May 2017
At least 64 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital.
31 May 2017
Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is expected to be fierce as the gunmen protect their leaders and hold hostages, authorities said Wednesday.
31 May 2017
International aid arrived into Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the death toll from the island's worst floods and landslides in well over a decade climbed to 202.
30 May 2017
North Korea said Tuesday its test-firing of a precision-guided ballistic missile was a success, a day after the projectile landed in waters provocatively close to Japan.
30 May 2017
An Indonesian and a Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader with a deadly nerve agent, appeared in a Malaysian court Tuesday, wearing bullet-proof vests and under heavy security.
30 May 2017
At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday.
30 May 2017
Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters pounded the gunmen's strongholds where up to 2,000 residents were feared trapped.
29 May 2017
Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gave staunch support for President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law declaration on Monday, saying the country should be "grateful" for its strong leader.
29 May 2017
A lawyer for one of two women charged with assassinating Kim Jong-Nam accused Malaysian authorities Monday of an "unethical" failure to share documents vital to the defence.
29 May 2017
China has urged the Group of Seven leading economies to "stop making irresponsible remarks" after the G7 summit expressed concern about the situation in the East and South China Seas.
29 May 2017
Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

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