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US: North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

US officials believe latest test could be for intercontinental ballistic missile as tensions soar on Korean peninsula.

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South Korea: Choi Soon-sil handed three-year jail term

Seoul court finds longtime friend of ousted President Park guilty of bribing daughter's professors.

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US presses China to do more to rein in North Korea

North Korea tops agenda at newly established Diplomatic and Security Dialogue involving high-level Chinese delegation.

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Fighters flee after raiding Philippine village

FIBB fighters abandon positions after taking over a primary school in Midanao and using civilians human shields.

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Police: Gunmen holding hostages after raiding village

Police say soldiers engaged in gun battle with fighters who stormed a school near Pigcawayan town on Mindanao island.

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Army renews push against ISIL-linked group in Marawi

Aircraft bomb rebel positions and troops push further into Marawi City as death toll in Mindanao conflict reaches 350.

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Missing sailors' bodies found in damaged USS Fitzgerald

Sea and air search continues at collision site off Japan's coast between USS Fitzgerald and a merchant ship on Saturday.

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China Eastern Airlines hits turbulence, 20 injured

At least 20 hurt, four seriously, on board China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris as it landed at Kunming airport.

China Eastern Airlines

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US navy: Sailors missing after USS Fitzgerald collision

US destroyer collides with Philippine-flagged vessel south of Tokyo Bay in Japan in rare incident on busy waterway.

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Xu, whose bomb was home-made, died in Fengxian blast

Assailant, identified via camera footage and DNA, used home-made explosive to kill eight people, including himself.

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