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7 Jun 2017
A major Philippine bank shut down online transactions and cash machines on Wednesday after money went missing from accounts, triggering fears it had been hacked even as company officials said it was an internal computer error.
6 Jun 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the military to "crush" Islamist militants still occupying parts of a southern city, as photos emerged of bombed buildings and mangled corpses.
6 Jun 2017
The death toll from a devastating truck bomb in Kabul's diplomatic quarter last week has jumped to more than 150, President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday.
5 Jun 2017
Philippine opposition lawmakers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reject President Rodrigo Duterte's imposition of martial law in the south of the country, branding it unconstitutional.
5 Jun 2017
China has expressed "firm opposition" to remarks made by US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis during a regional defence summit over the weekend, after he criticised Beijing's "militarisation" of the South China Sea.
5 Jun 2017
Cambodia's embattled opposition made significant gains in this weekend's local elections, early results showed Monday, a vote closely watched for signs of vulnerability in one of the world's longest serving leaders.
3 Jun 2017
In recent months, Assad's troops and allied fighters have retaken territory across the country, including recapturing all of Aleppo city in December after years of fighting.
3 Jun 2017
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis moved to reassure Asian allies Saturday that the United States can work with China on reining in North Korea's nuclear weapons programme without compromising its opposition to Beijing's continued "militarisation" of the South China Sea.
2 Jun 2017
Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, with rescuers helping residents evacuate as they struggled against the torrents.
2 Jun 2017
Afghan police on Friday fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters seeking to march on the presidential palace to demand the government's resignation following a catastrophic truck bombing that killed 90 people and wounded hundreds.
1 Jun 2017
Gunfire was reported at a hotel and a casino resort in the Philippine capital on Friday, the operator of the complex said, and the Islamic State group (IS) quickly claimed responsibility.
1 Jun 2017
China will "steadfastly" implement the Paris climate pact, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday, urging others to do likewise as US President Donald Trump was due to announce whether he will keep Washington in the deal.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Turkey would not ratify the NATO membership bids of Sweden and Finland until the two Nordic countries "kept" promises they had made to Ankara. "Until the promises made to our country are kept, we will maintain our principled position," Erdogan said in a speech to parliament in Ankara.…
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A United Nations peacekeeper has been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN and Congolese officials said on Saturday, in the latest violence to hit the conflict-torn region.
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Executive Board has approved a new emergency financing instrument for countries suffering from acute food insecurity.