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MANILA The UN human rights investigator has said she hopes to visit the Philippines to probe alleged extrajudicial killings, but President Rodrigo Duterte’s government bluntly...

KUNDUZ (Afghanistan) Taliban militants on Saturday captured a district in northeastern Kunduz province, near the provincial capital where militants scored their biggest victory in 14...

TOKYO Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day on Saturday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries,...

SHANGHAI China’s healthcare system is overly reliant on large, over-burdened hospitals, which will struggle to cope with a spike in diseases linked to the fast-ageing...

SEOUL North Korean state media on Saturday accused a diplomat who defected from Britain to South Korea of fleeing to escape punishment for a variety...

SYDNEY Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) said on Wednesday they had agreed to close a controversial Australia-funded asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island,...

SYDNEY Vietnam cancelled a long-arranged commemoration ceremony for Australian war veterans on Wednesday in a move Canberra described as ‘a kick in the guts’ that...

JAKARTA Indonesia sank dozens of impounded foreign boats to mark Independence Day, an official said on Wednesday, as President Joko Widodo steps up a campaign...

SEOUL North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family, according to media reports, and if confirmed it would be one of the...

MANILA An Indonesian tug-boat crewman escaped from his militant captors in the Philippines on Thursday by swimming out to sea after the militants threatened to...