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South Korea suspends June military drills
The South Korean army has suspended its military drills, due to start on June 26, to promote dialogue with North Korea.


30 Afghan soldiers die in Taliban attacks
Thirty people have been killed in attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan.


Vasconcelos to be sworn in as E Timor PM
Jose Maria de Vasconcelos will be sworn in as East Timor's new prime minister on Friday.


Toxic smoke kills seven at Indon gold mine
Seven people are dead after inhaling toxic smoke at an illegal gold mine in Indonesia.


More people missing in Indon ferry sinking
Eighteen people have been rescued and one death confirmed after an Indonesian ferry sunk, but the number believed missing has risen to 178.


$31m lost in S Korea crypto exchange hack
Bithumb, South Korea's second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, has lost $A42m worth of virtual currencies following a hack.


Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting
Shrugging off worries about a possible US-China trade war, Asian stocks have bounced back from their recent losses, as traders go bargain hunting.


Malaysia bids to lay charges against Najib
Malaysia seeks to lay multiple charges against ex-premier Najib Razak over the 1MDB scandal.


Five die in India hotel fire, 50 flee
Five people are dead and 50 others had a lucky escape after a hotel fire in India.


Aust man accused of selling sex cruises
Australian Stephen Allan Carpenter has been arrested on vice charges in a sting operation in Thailand.


128 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia
Dozens of passengers are missing after a ferry sank in the popular tourist spot of Lake Toba in Indonesia, with only 18 people rescued and one killed so far.


Taliban attacks kill nine in Afghanistan
At least nine people have been killed in attacks at two security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan.


The Australian nun standing up to Duterte
The case of Australian Catholic nun Patricia Fox has drawn international attention to human rights abuses in the Philippines.


Thailand's first execution in nine years
A 26-year-old man has been executed in Thailand, after being found guilty of murdering a 17-year-old boy - the first execution there in nine years.


23 dead, 500,000 hit by India floods
A devastating flood in India's northeast has claimed six more lives, taking the death toll to 23.


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