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Myanmar army 'killed hundreds of Rohingya'
Amnesty International says hundreds of Rohingya have been killed by Myanmar forces who surrounded villages, shot fleeing inhabitants and set buildings alight.

Asia shares sit on gains, await Xi speech
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.13 per cent, near their highest since late 2007, while Australia was a fraction firmer.

Malaysia: no decision on new MH370 search
Malaysia say no decision has been made yet on proposals from three companies to continue the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Duterte declares Marawi City liberated
Marawi City has been liberated from pro-Islamic State militants, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says.

Vietnam flood deaths rise to 75
The death toll from flooding in Vietnam has risen to 75 and more rain is expected.

Rare elephants electrocuted in Indonesia
An electric fence is thought to be what killed two rare Sumatran elephants in Indonesia, according to local media.

Drought-hit Sri Lankans struggle for work
Hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankan households are facing serious food security and financial issues amid the country's worst drought in 40 years.

Oil prices firm as Iraq tensions escalate
Asian shares look like extending their optimistic run as oil prizes hold firm after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Jakarta governor sworn in
Former education minister Anies Baswedan has taken office as the Indonesian capital's new governor after a tense and divisive election.

Phil vows to crush pro-Islamic State group
The Philippines' military chief says Marawi City will be retaken within days after the killing of two top IS-linked rebel commanders.

Anti-Trump leaflets turn up in Seoul
Propaganda leaflets targeting Donald Trump and believed to be the work of North Korea have turned up in Seoul.

Many support Duterte's drugs war
An opinion poll shows that nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support President Rogrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

12 Rohingya killled in latest boat capsize
An overcrowded boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar has capsized in the Bay of Bengal, killing 12 peopl

Talks break down in Indon children case
A multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Australian government on behalf of Indonesian children is set to return to a Jakarta court, after talks broke down.

NKorea embraces racetrack gambling
Punters in North Korea are now able to bet on the horses as the isolated nation tries to find new sources of currency in the face of international sanctions.

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