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South Korean court decides what to do Park
A South Korean court is deliberating whether to have former president Park Geun-hye detained on corruption charges.


Asia shares near two year peak, $US up
Asian shares and the US dollar have strengthened while the Euro has slipped on concerns about the impact of Brexit and ECB policy.


China, EU reaffirm climate goals
China and European nations have reacted with dismay after US President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era climate change regulations.


People smugglers arrested over Darwin plot
Three men have been arrested in Indonesia over a foiled plot to smuggle people into Darwin by boat, apparently undeterred by Australia's tough stance.


Garbage bags sent to clean Mt Everest
Faced with the mess left by expeditions scaling Mount Everest, climbers are packing big rubbish bags that can be filled and taken away by helicopter.


Missing Indon farmer found dead in python
Shocked villagers have found the body of a missing farmer inside the belly of a massive python in Indonesia's West Sulawesi province.


North Korea hockey team to play in South
North Korea's women's ice hockey team has been given the green light to compete at a world championship event in South Korea.


N. Korea may be ready for nuclear test
North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches, in defiance of United Nations sanctions, and may be gearing up for a sixth.


S. Korea: ferry wreckage bones are animals
Remains discovered near the sunken South Korean ferry are that of animals, not missing passengers.


Cambodia bans export of breast milk
Breast milk won't be sold from Cambodia anymore - the government issuing a ban on its sale and export.


Japan seeks answers in avalanche deaths
Questions about warning systems and safety have been raised after a deadly avalanche hit a group of school students and teachers at a Japanese ski resort.


China artificial islands ready for combat
A US think tank says China can now deploy combat planes from artificial islands developed in the South China Sea.


Kim Jong Nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian authorities say the body of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not left the country yet.


American buys into China Southern
American Airlines will pay $200 million for a 2.76 per cent stake in China Southern Airlines.


Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s
Samsung will sell a refurbished version of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, which was pulled from shelves last year after several caught fire.


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