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South Korea: Minister arrested over 'artist blacklist'

Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun accused of helping target artists critical of impeached President Park Geun-hye.

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Women's March on Washington kicks off Down Under

Australia and New Zealand first to hold rallies as part of a global movement reacting to Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Thailand sets up reconciliation panel ahead of polls

Main political parties say they are open to reconciliation but question neutrality under military administration.

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Three dead as car ploughs into pedestrians in Australia

Incident treated not as 'terrorism' but a 'mass casualty event' with hospitals put on 'Code Red' to accept the injured.

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Malaysia: Muslim countries should end Rohingya crisis

Malaysia PM Najib Razak warns that Rohingya could be 'infiltrated' by ISIL if their plight is not solved.

Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak

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Underwater search for MH370 is suspended

Australia, China, Malaysia say unable to solve one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history.

MH370

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UN's Yanghee Lee denied access to Rohingya villages

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee looking into country's human rights record, including alleged abuses against Rohingya.

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Duterte: No one can stop me from declaring martial law

Despite constitutional limits, Philippine president considering martial law if drug problem turns 'virulent'.

Rodrigo Duterte

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Burmese 'stopped from seeking shelter' in China: NGO

Fighting between the Burmese military and an ethnic armed group has displaced 23,000 people in Kachin State.

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Taiwan urges calm as Chinese warship enters strait

Chinese aircraft carrier sails into Taiwan Strait amid increasing tensions between mainland and island territory.

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