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PNG police enter Manus asylum centre, Australia confirms

November 22, 2017 - 7:35pm
Papua New Guinea authorities are urging asylum seekers who remain there to leave, Australia confirms.
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Philippine anti-drug agency chief vows 'rule of law'

November 22, 2017 - 7:07pm
Aaron Aquino says that since he took charge last month, only one suspect died in 1,341 operations.
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Doctor Who?

November 22, 2017 - 7:04pm
One of British India's earliest practising doctors, who also got Queen Victoria to dissolve her marriage.
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'Holiday wives'

November 22, 2017 - 7:01pm
The story of a woman who was married off to a rich visitor for a few hundred dollars, aged 13.
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Rohingya crisis: US calls Myanmar action 'ethnic cleansing'

November 22, 2017 - 12:04pm
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Myanmar Rohingya Muslims suffered "horrendous atrocities".
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'Mr Police' lands Indonesia police job

November 22, 2017 - 10:31am
A former construction worker is given role at a police station because of his name.
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In China, free fish heads for life for an underwater rescuer

November 22, 2017 - 10:06am
A Chinese man is awarded free cooked fish heads for life after he performs a dramatic underwater rescue
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India student refuses to be 'anti-Pakistan' poster girl

November 22, 2017 - 9:45am
Kawalpreet Kaur had a Pakistani Twitter account suspended after it doctored a photo of her.
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New Zealand PM to take part in nationwide Secret Santa

November 22, 2017 - 8:27am
What would you buy New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for Christmas?
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Eel-airplane hybrid named Japan's best mascot

November 22, 2017 - 5:28am
Hundreds of thousands vote airport's mascot as Japan's favourite.
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US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

November 22, 2017 - 5:09am
Rescuers raced to get to the plane which ditched in seas off the remote Japanese reef of Okinotori.
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Remarkable escape

November 22, 2017 - 3:27am
It seems extraordinary a defector could survive such an escape, but the footage provides rare insight.
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Mystery of soldier's missing organs

November 22, 2017 - 2:32am
The Thai army says a young cadet died of heart failure - but his family found that his organs were missing.
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Australian school apologises for 'suggestive' saint statue

November 22, 2017 - 1:49am
The Catholic school apologises for the sculpture of a saint handing a loaf of bread to a boy.
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Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores

November 22, 2017 - 1:29am
Apple says it removed the call and messaging app because it does not comply with local laws.
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US soldiers 'were improper in Asia'

November 22, 2017 - 12:13am
Three service members are reportedly being reassigned following the incident in Asia.
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North Korea defection: Footage of moment soldier flees

November 21, 2017 - 11:45pm
He raced across the border on foot, closely pursued by North Korean troops who shot at him several times.
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Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets sold in China Taobao auction

November 21, 2017 - 10:53pm
The jumbo jets ended up on an e-shopping website after a court failed to sell them offline.
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Australia dual citizenship row claims ninth politician

November 21, 2017 - 10:04pm
Skye Kakoschke-Moore says she received "extremely surprising" confirmation that she is a UK citizen.
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Nasa tracking station in Australia hit by staff strike

November 21, 2017 - 8:33pm
The brief strike at the deep space tracking station will force staff in the US to work overtime.
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