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Battery defects blamed for Note 7 fires
Samsung has promised there'll be no repeat of the fires that plagued its Galaxy Note 7s after concluding faulty batteries were behind the smartphone debacle.

At least 39 killed as Indian train derails
Indian officials say they are looking into the possibility that a train derailment which killed 39 people and injured dozens more was caused deliberately.

Indonesia detains 17 returning from Syria
Two young children are among 17 people detained by Indonesian authorities on return from Syria and handed over to anti-terror police for questioning.

At least 36 killed as Indian train derails
At least 36 people have been killed after a train derailed in the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Indian women protest mass molestation
Women in India have taken to the streets to protest feeling unsafe walking along the streets of the country's major cities.

Blast kills at least 21 in Pakistan market
A bomb blast at a crowded fruit and vegetable market in a northwest Pakistan tribal region has left at least 21 people dead.

SKorea's culture minister arrested
South Korea's culture minister has become the first sitting minister ever to be arrested after being linked to a graft scandal rocking the president.

Taiwan wants 'new era' of peace with China
Taiwan desires a "new era" of peace with China and military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says in a letter to the Pope.

Asian stocks slip, dollar flat
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 per cent, and looked set to end the week flat.

Filipino PD boss wants to kill rogue cops
The head of the Philippines police force says he would like to kill rogue cops involved in criminal syndicates.

Former Garuda exec named in bribe scandal
A former Garuda Indonesia executive is suspected of bribery in a case involving Rolls Royce aircraft engines.

Aust man, UK ex-journo face Bali court
A former British war correspondent and an Australian bar owner have faced a Bali court for the first day of their trials on drug charges.

Malaysia offers rewards for finding MH370
The official search for MH370 is over, and now Malaysia is offering cash rewards for "substantial information or evidence" about the location of the wreckage.

Prosecutors keep Samsung chief in sights
The head of Samsung has staved off arrest, but South Korean prosecutors will continue their probe into a scandal that has brought down the country's president.

24 children killed in India bus collision
A truck has collided with a school bus in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 24 children.

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