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Asteroid impact caused dinosaur extinction
A new study published in the journal Science has confirmed that an asteroid striking the earth 66 million years ago caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs.


Myanmar welcomes visit of China's Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a two-day visit to Myanmar, aiming to shore up massive infrastructure projects.


Lynas says lawsuit filed in Malaysia
Australia's Lynas Corp says a court case has been filed in Malaysia challenging a local government decision to renew the rare earths miner's operating licence.


Pakistan gives 55-year terms to Islamists
A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 radical Islamists to 55-year jail terms for violence committed over the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.


Philippine farmers save stock from volcano
A lull in volcanic activity has given evacuated residents who live under the Taal volcano in the Philippines a chance to save animals and retrieve belongings.


Thailand finds second case of new virus
A second case of the new Chinese coronavirus has been found in Thailand, with a Chinese woman quarantined since her arrival this week.


Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US
The Taliban has signalled it is ready to implement a 10-day ceasefire with US troops if an agreement with US negotiators is reached in Doha.


Taiwan confirms passage of US warship
Taiwan has confirmed that a US warship made a passage through the Taiwan strait, just days after pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen's re-election.


Pakistan avalanche death toll rises to 77
A six-year-old Pakistani girl who was found alive after being buried for more than 20 hours after avalanches in Kashmir has died from her injuries.


Cambodia urged to hold open treason trial
A Cambodian court has been urged by the US to allow journalists to attend the treason trial of opposition party leader Kem Sokha.


Taliban hand truce offer to peace envoy
A document outlining a Taliban offer for a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan has been given to the US peace envoy..


Philippine volcano shows signs of calming
The Philippine volcano Taal, which has been spewing ash for days, shows signs of calming but authorities warn it could still erupt.


Hostage rescued from Philippines militants
A military operation in the Philippines has recovered an Indonesian fisherman who's been held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants for four months,.


Tourists avoid Hong Kong during unrest
Hong Kong's tourism board says visitors to the Asian financial hub started to drop off in July, as at-times violent protests gathered pace.


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