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Thai boys go home after 'miracle' rescue from cave

The boys and their coach are discharged from hospital after they were extracted from a cave in a daring operation.

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Trump: Korea denuclearisation talks ongoing, no timeframe set

US president also says Russia has agreed to help with North Korea's pledge to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme.

Singapore on June 12

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Hong Kong: Pro-independence party faces possible ban

Police in Hong Kong have sought to ban the political party, citing it as a potential national security threat.

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Japan, EU ink free trade deal amid worries about US protectionism

The pact sends a clear message against protectionist moves led by US President Donald Trump.

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HRW urges Myanmar to address illegal land confiscations

Rights group calls on the government to compensate for illegally confiscated land, and enact laws to protect farmers.

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Indonesia mob kills nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

The death of a man at a breeding farm by a crocodile prompts a slaughter of hundreds of protected reptiles by villagers.

crocodiles

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Thailand minister: Football team needs to prepare for media storm

Health minister says boys need to be prepared for the attention they will receive once they leave hospital.

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Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

South Korean leader says leaders of US, North Korea 'face the stern judgment' of the world if deal is not carried out.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in

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China chemical plant blast kills at least 19

The explosion is the latest deadly industrial incident in the world's largest producer of chemicals.

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US accuses North Korea of illegally smuggling oil products

Washington claims Pyongyang violated restrictions and asks UN to halt all deliveries of oil products to North Korea.

The UN Security Council

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