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Remains of some US sailors found
The remains of a number US sailors have been found in sealed compartments aboard the USS John S. McCain, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet says.

Japan urges pressure on North Korea
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says pressure must be maintained until North Korea demonstrates it will give up its nuclear program.

Davidson still in Indonesia: police chief
Bali police say Australian prison escapee Shaun Davidson is still in Indonesia, possibly near the country's border with East Timor.

Indian court rules against Muslim law
India's top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women's rights activists.

Rocket strikes downtown Kabul
A rocket blast has rattled the heart of Kabul, near embassy row, ahead of President Donald Trump's announcement on America's strategy for Afghanistan.

Floods kill more than 800 in south Asia
Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Damaged US warship docks, 10 missing
The USS John S McCain sustained "significant" damage to its hull when it collided with an oil tanker, according to the US Navy.

US, South Korea conduct military drills
The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang, despite appeals to halt the exercise.

Domestic workers get chance to "upskill"
An India program wants to give domestic workers skills to better their employment options, but campaigners say better skills don't always mean better condition.

Cyber threats prompt return of WWII tech
A descendant of a navigation system created during World War II could soon be back in use in the shipping industry, as an alternative to GPS.

Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong
Thousands of people have rallied in Hong Kong to protest the jail sentences handed to three young pro-democracy activists.

Four killed in South Korean shipyard blast
An explosion at a shipyard in South Korea has killed four workers.

Storms kill 36 in Thailand since July
Red flags have been put up on many beaches in the south of Thailand popular with tourists because of massive waves.

Filipino wins first Elvis in Asia contest
Filipino Jun Espinosa has won the first Elvis in Asia competition with his rendition of the Elvis classic Burning Love.

Indon angered after flag mix-up
Indonesia is demanding the Southeast Asian Games souvenir book printed by Malaysia be withdrawn after its national flag was printed upside down.

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