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Kim delivers rare statement calling Trump ‘mentally deranged’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump’s remarks to the United Nations threatening the hermit country reflect “mentally deranged behavior,” according to a statement released by North Korea’s news agency, KCNA. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia

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Tony Abbott head-butt: ‘No same-sex marriage link’

A Hobart DJ accused of head-butting Tony Abbott says it had nothing to do with marriage equality. BBC News – Asia

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Kim says ‘deranged’ Trump shows need for nuclear programme

In unprecedented address, North Korea’s leader says he is convinced developing weapons is “correct”. BBC News – Asia

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Mass protest in Philippines over Duterte ‘dictatorship’

Thousands protest against the Philippine leader’s anti-drug campaign, amid allegations against his son. BBC News – Asia

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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea. BBC News – Asia

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Aung San Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya, sparks criticism

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis enveloping her country Tuesday, but her speech in her nation’s capital of Nyapyidaw has raised more questions than answers. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia

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North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

In an angry statement, Pyongyang says pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. BBC News – Asia

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Fleeing deadly land-mined border in darkness

After trekking for days through verdant-green paddy fields, they cross a precipitous waterfall, with the black smoke of their torched villages billowing in the distance. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia

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Will new sanctions make Kim sweat?

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N Korean workers in Russia fear sanctions

In Russia’s far-east, thousands of North Korean workers are given a glimpse of a world outside the tight controls of their own government’s propaganda. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia