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Asia stocks bounce, US dollar dips
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan has added 0.4 per cent, recouping around half of Monday's loss.


Uzbek leader suffers brain haemorrhage
Uzbek President Islam Karimov is in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage.


Singapore steps up Zika prevention effort
Singapore, which maintains a constant vigil against the mosquito-borne dengue virus, reported its first Zika case in May and now has 56 cases.


15 Philippine troops killed in rebel clash
More than a dozen Philippine soldiers have been killed in a violent clash with the Abu Sayyaf extremists.


Roadside mines kill 13 in Afghanistan
Roadside explosions in Afghanistan's southern Helmand and Herat provinces have killed 13 people in separate incidents.


HK shares fall on firmer US rate views
Hong Kong stocks fell after US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated an interest rate increase remains on the cards for this year.


1m Afghan children malnourished: UN
According to a UN report, 2.7 million people in Afghanistan are affected by malnutrition.


Fed govt issues alert on Zika in Singapore
Pregnant women planning to travel to Singapore should defer non-essential travel as the city-state records 41 Zika cases, the Australian government says.


Tears as Sara Connor sees ex-husband
Sara Connor and her ex-husband have met for the first time since she and her British boyfriend David Taylor were arrested over the death of Bali police officer.


Sara Connor's ex-hubbie arrives to see her
Australian woman Sara Connor's ex-husband has arrived at Denpasar police station to see her.


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Pakistan kills 4 linked to cricket attack
Four militants linked to the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team have been killed in a shootout with police in Pakistan.


Singapore confirms 41 cases of Zika virus
Foreign construction workers make up the bulk of the 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus in Singapore.


Indon suicide bomb attempt injures priest
A knife-wielding attacker suspected of carrying out a lone terrorist act sat with worshippers in an Indonesian church before rushing the priest.


Filipino militants free 8 in jail attack
About 20 heavily-armed fighters of the Maute militant group stormed a prison in the Philippines, freeing eight of their group.


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