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'Chase and hit' drug dealers: Jokowi
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called on people at an anti-drug rally to "chase, catch and hit" dealers, describing it as an "extraordinary crime".

Cambodia opposition leader holed up in HQ
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha remains defiant after spending a month living in his party HQ to avoid arrest.

Farmers race buffaloes in Philippines
Dozens of farming villages across the Philippines have held water buffalo races to celebrate the feast of Saint John the Baptist.

Debris in Tanzania probed for MH370 link
A large piece of debris found in Tanzania may be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Malaysia prints braille Koran for Muslims
Malaysia's Muslim Association of Visually Impaired People is printing braille version of the Koran, with each copy taking four hours to print.

Cambodian MP in 1 month cops stand-off
Cambodian Deputy Opposition Leader Kem Sokha says he has been holed up in his party headquarters for a month, evading arrest by police.

Difficult to change constitution: PM Abe
Japan's prime minister, who's up for re-election in two weeks, wants to amend the country's pacifist constitution.

Storm pummels eastern China, kills 98
The region near Yancheng city in China has been struck by 125km/h winds and hailstorms, causing loss of life and widespread damage.

Indonesia hostages spark security concerns
The Indonesian government has called on the Philippine government to secure its seas after more Indonesian crews are taken hostage.

Asylum seekers in Indonesia reject claim
Asylum seekers in Indonesia have rejected a claim by the Australian immigration minister that they are "ready to get on boats".

Stocks climb as UK votes on Brexit
Most markets were up as Brexit fears eased, with the Nikkei nearly 1% higher and the Hang Seng rising 0.4%; however Shanghai lost 0.5%.

Indonesia sailors 'not being held hostage'
Indonesia's police and military say reports seven sailors were being held hostage by the militants are false.

UN predicts Yemen food shortfalls
The UN needs $US200 million to keep its food distribution in Yemen at current levels.

Bangladesh declares lightning disaster
Some 261 people have been killed by lightning in Bangladesh this year, compared to 265 for all of 2015, as climate change increases lightning strikes.

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