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Myanmar violated UN child rights: experts
Legal experts have concluded that Myanmar violated its obligations under the UN child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya people.


Taliban kill 12 Afghan security personnel
Taliban militants have attacked and killed at least 12 security personnel in Afghanistan's southeast province of Ghazni.


Suspected cow smuggler killed in India
A mob has attacked and fatally beaten a Muslim man in western India after he was accused of cow smuggling.


Death toll in Vietnam typhoon rises to 10
Although now downgraded to a tropical depression, Typhoon Son-Tinh has killed at least 10 people in Vietnam, with at least 21 still missing.


Death toll hits 30 as temps soar in Japan
A continuing heat wave in Japan on Friday led to temperatures as high as 40 degrees, with the casualty climbing up as more deaths were reported.


Six Thai cave rescue films in development
Thailand's Cabinet will next week approve the establishment of a committee to oversee six film projects about the dramatic rescue of the Wild Boars soccer tea.


Britain's elite Gurkhas to welcome women
For years, there has been a belief that Nepalese women cannot serve with Britain's Gurkhas as their presence would be disturbing, but that is about to change.


Suspect held over Kazakh skate star death
A suspect has "confessed his guilt" after being detained over the killing of Kazakhstan Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten.


Ex SKorea president jailed another 8 years
Former South Korea president Park Geun-hye has had another eight years added to her jail sentence of 24 years after being found guilty of election interference.


Philippines radio broadcaster shot dead
A prominent Philippines radio broadcaster who had received death threats due to comments made on his programs has been shot dead on his way to work.


WhatsApp to cap message forwards in India
WhatsApp is trialling a limit on forwarding messages in India in an effort to curb rumours spread through the messaging service.


NKorea economy shrunk by most in 20 yrs
South Korea's central bank has estimated neighbour North Korea's economy contracted 3.5 per cent in 2017, the most since 1997.


Aust nun appeals Philippines deport order
The lawyer for Australian nun Patricia Fox says the order for her deportation from the Philippines sets a bad precedent, and they will appeal the decision.


Philippines again orders Aust nun deported
A 71-year-old Australian nun says she is disappointed by the decision to have her deported from the Philippines and that her lawyers will challenge.


At least 9 dead in India building collapse
No survivors have so far been found following the collapse of a six-storey building east of New Delhi, with at least nine people confirmed dead.


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