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Tillerson calls on North Korea to engage in US talks

Secretary of state says US is 'ready to talk anytime' with North Korea as tensions escalate after latest missile test.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Philippines extends martial law to 'eradicate' ISIL

Congress approves Duterte's request to prolong military rule until end of 2018 in Mindanao region.

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Japan picks 'North' as 2017 symbol amid N Korea threat

Kanji character for 'North' chosen as defining symbol of 2017, reflecting unease over North Korea's nuclear programme.

Seihan Mori

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Duterte seeks south Philippines martial law extension

Filipino president says longer military rule is necessary in Mindanao region to contain ISIL and communist fighters.

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte

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Jerusalem: Malaysia army 'ready' to play role

Defence minister says the US move on Jerusalem is 'a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world'.

Hishammuddin Hussein

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UN, North Korea agree security situation 'most tense'

UN official calls for diplomatic solution to crisis as tensions prevail after Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile test.

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US-South Korea war games start in Korean Peninsula

Large-scale military exercises involve stealth fighter jets and thousands of US and South Korean soldiers.\

Raptor fighter jets

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'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games

US and South Korea begin four-day air drills with 230 aircraft and 12,000 troops, in a move denounced by Pyongyang.

F-22 Raptor stealth fighters

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Indonesia spawns one cyclone after another

Two tropical cyclones in a week bring fatal flooding to southern Java.

Java

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Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's response to Washington's statement on the need to cut ties with Pyongyang was negative.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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