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Investors bet against snap Italy election
In Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.4 per cent and Japan's Nikkei closed down 0.8 per cent.

MH370 investigator visits Madagascar
A Malaysian investigator of the disappearance of flight MH370 has travelled to Madagascar to pick up debris that possibly drifted across the Indian Ocean.

Southern Thailand's floods kill 12
Floods in Thailand's southern region have killed 12, with all the victims drowning, and have affected nearly 489,000 people since December 1.

Thais celebrate the late king's birthday
A Thai Buddhist tradition of charitable deeds, such as freeing small animals in captivity, marked what would have been the late King Bhumibol's 89th birthday.

Pakistan hotel fire kills 11 in Karachi
Eleven people are dead after a fire swept through a multi-storey hotel in Karachi.

South Korean president faces crucial week
Three opposition parties have introduced a bill on Saturday to impeach South Korea's embattled President Park Geun-hye, who is accused of abuse of power.

Malacca eyes shipping pie with new port
A massive port that can handle the world's largest tankers is being built in Malaysia, not far from the region's top trading hub of Singapore.

Floods kill 13 in central Vietnam
At least 13 people have been reported dead in central Vietnam's most recent spate of floodings.

Human remains recovered from Indon plane
Indonesia's national search and rescue agency has retrieved the remains of victims killed in a police plane crash on Saturday.

Indonesians rally for tolerance
Indonesians have rallied in the centre of Jakarta, calling for tolerance after protests by conservative Muslims against the city's minority Christian governor.

Kim Jong-un's wife reappears in media
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended air drills alongside his wife, Ri Sol-ju, marking the first lady's first public appearance in nine months.

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call
The fall out from Donald Trump's call with Taiwan's president continues, as concerns over his diplomatic nous grow.

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