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Asia &Australia

Ban on Ivory Sale in China takes effect

China’s ban on ivory sale has  come into effect in a move considered bold in protecting endangered animals.

North Korea missile developers hit by US sanctions

The US has placed sanctions on two North Korean officials it says have led the development of nuclear missiles.

North Korea claims new UN sanctions are act of war

North Korea has described the latest UN sanctions imposed on the country as an "act of war". A foreign ministry statement said the measures were tantamount to a total economic blockade, the official KCNA news agency reported.

Philippines Tropical Storm kills dozens

At least 74 people are reported to have been killed as a tropical storm swept through the southern Philippines, with dozens more missing.

Outrage in India over rape and murder of six-year-old

Police in India are questioning several people in connection with the brutal rape and murder of a six-year-old in the northern state of Haryana.

North Korea claims new missile can strike US

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the whole of continental United States.

Bali volcano: Mt Agung ash shuts airport

Indonesian officials have shut the international airport in Bali for a second day, as Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the atmosphere.

Pope Francis visits Myanmar

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing.

Deal signed for the return of Muslim refugees to Myanmar

Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown.

Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre

Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have entered a former Australian-run detention centre in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave.

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Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn deal with global oil firms

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Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal...
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