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US citizen detained by North Korea named
A US citizen who is a former professor at a university in China has been detained by North Korean authorities in Pyongyang.

NKorea ready to strike US aircraft carrier
North Korea says it would only take a "single strike" for them to eliminate a US aircraft carrier which is siling towards its waters.

Vietnam refuses to lift Anzac memorial ban
Thousands in Southeast Asia will attend Anzac Day services but Vietnam refuses to lift a ban on an official memorial at Long Tan.

Taliban kill at least 140 in base attack
Taliban gunmen have talked their way onto an Afghan military base and opened fire on troops, killing at least 140 people.

Blunt North Korea warning to Australia
Pyongyang has warned that Australia risks coming within the range of a North Korean nuclear strike if it continues to toe the US line.

Philippines troops kill militant leader
Abu Sayyaf leader Joselito Melloria, whose group is linked to Islamic State, has been killed, says a Philippines island governor.

Taliban kill at least 140 in base attack
Taliban gunmen have talked their way onto an Afghan military base and opened fire on troops, killing at least 140 people.

NKorea warning to China over sanctions
North Korea's state-owned KCNA news agency has indirectly asked China if it is "good at dancing to the tune of others".

Thai man nabbed for 'smuggling of semen'
A man accused of violating Thailand's surrogacy laws has been arrested at a border checkpoint for trying to smuggle semen into Laos.

South Korea on heightened alert
North Korea marks the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its army on Tuesday, amid fears about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang.

US, Indonesia seek to cut trade barriers
US Vice President Mike Pence, who's been visiting Jakarta, says the Trump administration will work with Indonesia to reduce trade barriers.

SKorea's Park trial to start on May 2
The preparatory session of the trial against South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye, who is charged with corruption, will take place on May 2.

Thai king to have $A38m funeral
Thailand has allocated $A38m for the October funeral of its king who died last year after seven decades on the throne.

SKorea cracks down on gay soldiers
The Military Human Rights Centre for Korea says the army has embarked on a mission to weed out gay soldiers after a sex video was posted.

North Korea warns US of pre-emptive strike
Donald Trump has praised Chinese efforts on the North Korean 'menace,' as Pyongyang warns of a pre-emptive strike.

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