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Trump and Abe vow to increase pressure after North Korea fires missile over Japan

Leaders agreed to call for an emergency meeting of the UN security council to discuss the launch Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe have vowed to increase pressure on North Korea after the regime threatened to target the US Pacific territory of Guam with similar intermediate-range missiles. It also demonstrated the […]

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Trump has no idea how to run a superpower, say Chinese media

Communist party-controlled Global Times says Trump is not behaving as a president who will become master of the White House Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower. That was the conclusion of Chinas Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as the countrys media weighed […]

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‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

A year after Vietnams worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government cracks down on protesters seeking compensation We used to eat the meat of the pig, but now all we have to eat is the skin the Vietnamese saying neatly encapsulates the predicament facing the countrys fishermen, says […]

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US airbase in Guam threatened by North Korea as Trump promises ‘fire and fury’

Pyongyang claims missile strike could hit US Pacific territory, warning any American military action would provoke all-out war North Korea has said it is considering a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after Donald Trump warned the regime that any threat to the United States […]

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Philippines president says US, Australia have ‘toned down’ human rights criticism

Rodrigo Duterte claims issue of thousands of drug war deaths was mentioned only in passing in meetings with Rex Tillerson and Julie Bishop The US and Australia have considerably toned down criticism of a drug war in the Philippines in which thousands have been killed, according to the countrys president, […]

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Wiki warriors: activists fighting to keep truth of brutal Marcos regime in Philippines alive

Revisionism becoming rife amid signs the descendants of the former dictator have never been closer to a political comeback Its basically like playing in the sandbox. You build a sandcastle and then another kid comes along and just kicks it over. Thats how it feels to be on the front […]

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Lessons from the fast lane: does this study prove car-pooling works?

When Jakarta ditched its controversial three-in-one car-sharing rule many in the city expected the traffic to get better. It didnt. A Harvard and MIT study analysed before-and-after Google traffic data to find out what happened Driving in Jakarta at rush hour is something of a nightmare. The citys 9.6 million […]

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