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  1. Indonesia, Japan to deepen defence ties amid China challenge

     Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - in Indonesia on a regional tour that has taken in Australia and the Philippines and will include Vietnam - said their two island nations gave maritime cooperation the "highest …
  2. Veteran Singaporean journalist Seah Chiang Nee dies

    He had been hospitalised at the Singapore General Hospital since July when he was admitted for shingles and …
  3. Malaysian IS leader killed in Syria recruited members through Facebook: Police

    Zainuri Kamaruddin, 50, was a leader of Katibah Nusantara which is a Malay-speaking branch of IS, which groups together fighters from Malaysia, Indonesia and the southern…
  4. Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale' in defiance of UN court ruling

    A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts, activist group Sea Shepherd said…
  5. Ex-UN chief Ban says South Korea's THAAD deployment appropriate

    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said on Sunday it is appropriate for the country to be the site of a U.S. anti-missile system that is due to be deployed later this…
  6. No country for old men: Japan's elderly inmates prefer jail

    The situation has become so dire the government approved a plan to deploy nursing care staff to about half of Japan's 70 prisons from April, allocating a budget of 58 million yen…
  7. Malaysian communities in denial after major paedophile case: Police

    More than six months after Richard Huckle was sentenced to life in jail for sexually abusing scores of children, most of the families in the Malaysian communities where he lived are declining counselling and other help, police…
  8. At least 19 dead in India as boat capsizes in Ganges

    At least 19 people have drowned after a boat capsized in the Ganges river in India's eastern state of Bihar on Saturday, a government official…
  9. Man swings into action after Shandong escalator mishap

    Surveillance video footage showed Yu Haohan leaping over his counter and vaulting over the escalator railing to reach the…
  10. Japan and Australia agree to strengthen defence ties

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday where the pair agreed to deepen defence ties through joint military training and…
  11. Philippine Islamist militants free Korean and Filipino from cargo ship

    Islamist militants in the Philippines allied with Islamic State freed on Saturday a South Korean cargo ship captain and a Filipino member of his crew held captive for more than three months on a southern island, an army spokesman…
  12. Taiwan confirms new bird flu case, fourth this year

    Taiwan confirmed a new bird flu case on Thursday, the fourth this year, according to a statement posted on the website of the island's Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine…
  13. Philippines says any US move against Beijing in South China Sea would be in its own interest

    The Philippine foreign minister on Friday said any future action by the United States to drive China from its artificial islands in the South China Sea would be its own prerogative, and in its own national…