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Asia stocks sluggish after weak US GDP
Asian stocks struggled for traction after weaker-than-expected US economic growth data, while the dollar dropped against the yen amid tensions over North Korea.

'David Beckham' of mountaineering dies
A Swiss climber who died in an accident near Mount Everest is being hailed as "one of the greatest ever".

NKorea's Kim a 'smart cookie' says Trump
Donald Trump thinks communist leader Kim Jong-Un is a "pretty smart cookie" and but has avoided discussing what action the US might take against him.

Swiss climber dies preparing for Everest
An experienced Swiss climber has fallen to his death while preparing to climb Mount Everest.

11 dead in Pakistan bus plunge into ravine
Eleven people have been killed in a minibus crash in Pakistan's Upper Dir district.

SKorea says US will pay THAAD costs
The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group has arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula and has begun exercises with the South Korean navy.

ASEAN gives Beijing a pass on SChina Sea
An ASEAN summit has ended with leaders avoiding references to China's building and arming of its man made islands.

Islamic State group kills Taliban official
The Taliban says one of its senior Afghan officials has been killed by Islamic State militants in Pakistan.

Duterte urges US restraint on N.Korea
Kim Jong Un "simply wants to end the world, that is why he is very happy," says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

President welcomes back 'butcher of Kabul'
Former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, once dubbed the 'butcher of Kabul', has called on the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan.

N.Korean test a grave threat to Japan: Abe
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for solidarity from the international community after North Korea's latest missile test.

Kyrgyzstan landslide buries villagers
About one million cubic metres of mud has buried a village in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 24 people, according to government sources.

Duterte opens summit with warning to West
Ties between ASEAN and the West could become stronger and more productive "if we learn to respect each other's independence", says the Philippines president.

Defiant N.Korea tests missile and world
North Korea has tested a ballistic missile only for it to break up minutes after launch, adding to tensions between Pyongyang and the US and China.

President Trump versus North Korea
A North Korean missile launch is the latest development in a game of brinkmanship between Pyongyang and US President Donald Trump's new administration.

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