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Typhoon Jongdari expected to batter Japan

Hard on the heels of a record heatwave, Typhoon Jongdari remains on course to hit Japan's mainland.

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China: Blast outside US embassy in Beijing triggers panic

Beijing police say a 26-year-old man from China's Inner Mongolia region is suspected of triggering the blast.

US embassy in Beijing

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Japan executes Aum Shinrikyo cult members behind Sarin attack

Aum Shinrikyo's 1995 attack on Tokyo's subway system killed 13 people and injured more than 6,000 others.

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Japan: Moving mosque welcomes Muslims

As Japan prepares for 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo company creates mosque on wheels to welcome Muslim visitors.

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Laos: Bodies found amid flooding, hundreds remain missing

At least 26 bodies recovered after flood hits villages leaving over 6,600 people homeless.

Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam

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China arrests 15 people after vaccine maker admits wrongdoing

Authorities have already ordered the pharmaceutical manufacturer to halt production and recall all its vaccines.

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Observers to monitor Cambodia elections after calls for boycott

Critics deride government's move to deploy 'fake' observers as opposition leaders call on voters to boycott.

Prime Minister Hun Sen

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Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall again

Three days of Son-Tinh overhead made things much worse in Vietnam and Laos.

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Hundreds reported missing in Laos after dam collapse

Several killed and fears death toll may rise after an under-construction hydro-power dam collapses in southern Laos.

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Philippine Congress chaos stalls Duterte speech, rebel deal

Leadership row prevents the House from ratifying Muslim autonomy deal aimed at settling armed rebellion.

President Rodrigo Duterte

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