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Rohingya mark 'Genocide Day' in camps
Two years after the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, at least 100,000 Rohingya refugees have rallied in camps in Bangladesh to mark the day.


Wild tigers kill two people in Nepal
Two people have been killed by wild tigers in Nepal in the space of four days.


Thai elephant injures German man
A German man living in Thailand has been gored by an elephant after stopping to watch it on his daily bicycle ride.


Storm kills one, injures nine in Taiwan
Tropical Storm Bailu has killed one person and injured nine as it moved across Taiwan before heading for China's southeastern coast.


Japan says SKorean naval drills must end
Japan says South Korean navy drills around a disputed group of islets in the Sea are unacceptable and is demanding an end to the activities.


South Korea to conduct military drills
Military drills conducted by South Korea around a tiny island also claimed by Japan could exacerbate tensions between the two neighbours.


NKorea fires ballistic missiles off coast
North Korea has fired what appears to be two short-range ballistic missiles, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks.


NKorea fires ballistic missiles off coast
North Korea has fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast.


Taiwan bracing for Typhoon Bailu
Typhoon Bailu has made landfall in the southern county of Pingtung in Taiwan, with hundreds of people evacuated and more than 350 flights cancelled.


British Consulate worker freed in China
Chinese police say British Consulate employee Simon Cheng Man-kit has been released as scheduled after 15 days of administrative detention.


Kashmir protesters, security forces clash
Residents in Kashmir's restive Soura district of Srinagar have hurled stones at paramilitary police, who responded with several rounds of tear gas.


China hikes tariffs $75bn of US goods
China has announced retaliatory tariffs on US goods in the latest escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.


UN envoy refutes Malaysia poverty rate
A UN special rapporteur claims there is "significant poverty" in Malaysia despite the Southeast Asian nation's official poverty rate falling below one per cent.


Sri Lanka ends months of emergency rule
Emergency laws have been lifted in Sri Lanka which gave the military and police sweeping powers following the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.


Passengers missing after Indon ferry fire
Indonesian rescuers are searching for 30 passengers who remain missing after a ferry caught fire off the coast of Java with 277 people on board.


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