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Sri Lanka parliament's dissolution stopped
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended a decree issued by President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve parliament, with MPs set to meet on Wednesday.

Indon plane's new feature 'not disclosed'
If a nose-down command is triggered by faulty sensor readings - as suspected in the Lion Air crash - pilots can struggle to control the plane.

Mahathir predicts China domino effect
Trade tensions between the United States and China will prompt other countries to turn protectionist, says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Cambodian surrogacy scandal flares again
Following the secretive release of an Australian nurse jailed in Cambodia for running a surrogacy operation, new arrests of pregnant local women have been made.

Boy, 13, killed in Thai boxing match
A 13-year-old boy has died in hospital two days after being knocked out in a boxing match in Thailand.

War loot bells headed back to Philippines
Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez says three church bells seized by US soldiers more than a century ago are expected to be returned.

South China Sea code three years off
Consultation with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea should be completed by 2022, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Asian iPhone suppliers fall on sales fears
Shares in Asian suppliers and assemblers for Apple have fallen due to profit warnings that point to weakness in iPhone sales, most notably the iPhone XR.

Energy demand shift to Asia to accelerate
The International Energy Agency expects the energy consumption shift to Asia to accelerate with India's demand to double by 2040 and China's demand also growing

Dutch recall Pakistan embassy staff
The Netherlands has recalled staff from its embassy in Pakistan following threats over a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.

Amnesty withdraws Aung San Suu Kyi's award
Amnesty International has told Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi it is revoking her 2009 Ambassador of Conscience Award for her "shameful betrayal" of past values.

More North Korean 'ghost boats' in Japan
The number of dilapidated wooden boats believed to be from North Korea that are washing ashore in Japan has increased, with 95 counted already this year.

Bomber kills six in Afghan capital
At least six people have died in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Vietnam ratifies Trans-Pacific trade pact
Vietnam has unanimously ratified a landmark 11-country deal that will slash tariffs across much of the Asia-Pacific.

Afghan forces suffer scores of casualties
Heavy fighting in Afghanistan has inflicted scores of casualties on the security forces as the Taliban presses attacks.

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