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Khmer Rouge verdict: 'I live next to my torturer'

6 hours 40 min ago
Survivors of some of the 20th Century's worst atrocities are ambivalent about a UN-backed tribunal.
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New Zealand students say word 'trivial' in exam confused them

7 hours 56 min ago
More than 2,600 sign a petition over the use of the "unfamiliar word" in a year 13 history exam.
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Japan PM in historic visit to Darwin 76 years after bombing

11 hours 6 min ago
Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit the Australian city since it was bombed in 1942.
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North Korea to expel detained US citizen, state media say

11 hours 35 min ago
State media said the man entered the country illegally from China in October.
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India tiger cubs 'may become man-eaters'

14 hours 19 min ago
Their mother was shot dead this month after reportedly killing 13 people in Maharashtra state.
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Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide

14 hours 42 min ago
It is the first genocide ruling against any member of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
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Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots

14 hours 57 min ago
The new safety measures follow a string of incidents and delayed flights due to intoxicated pilots.
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North Korea 'tests new high-tech weapon'

15 hours 43 min ago
The successful test was supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, state-run media say.
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Rebel Wilson: Actress loses bid to reclaim record defamation payout

November 15, 2018 - 10:47pm
The actress will not reclaim a multi-million dollar payout, despite winning a defamation case.
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Golden Horse Awards: The Oscars of Asia

November 15, 2018 - 7:12pm
Welcome to Chinese cinema's biggest night: The Golden Horse Awards.
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Grandpa paints his Taiwanese village in cats and dogs

November 15, 2018 - 7:02pm
Huang saved his home from demolition after his paintings turned his village into a huge tourist attraction.
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Lion Air crash: Boeing sued by victim's family over aircraft design

November 15, 2018 - 5:37pm
A lawsuit is filed against the US manufacturer over an alleged design fault with its 737 Max jet.
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Lost Disney 'Oswald' film found in Japan

November 15, 2018 - 11:16am
The short cartoon pre-dates the creation of Mickey Mouse.
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Japan's cyber-security minister has 'never used a computer'

November 15, 2018 - 7:08am
Yoshitaka Sakurada is responsible for ensuring the 2020 Olympic Games are not hacked.
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Garima Arora: Indian chef cooks her way to a Michelin star

November 15, 2018 - 6:10am
Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star for her restaurant in Bangkok.
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New Zealand launches balls checking booth for testicular cancer

November 15, 2018 - 5:44am
The Testimatic is to help men get checked for testicular cancer without having to face a doctor.
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Monkey kills baby boy in India's Agra

November 15, 2018 - 2:12am
The monkey entered a house in Agra and snatched the baby from his mother, who was breastfeeding him.
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Rohingya return to Myanmar: Confusion and fear in refugee camps

November 15, 2018 - 1:03am
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are waiting to hear whether they'll be sent back to Myanmar.
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Philippines' Duterte skipped Asean meetings to take 'power naps'

November 15, 2018 - 12:17am
The 73-year-old president of the Philippines later defended his actions saying: "What's wrong with my nap?"
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Suneung: The day silence falls over South Korea

November 14, 2018 - 7:37pm
More than half a million students take on an exam for which they have been preparing all their lives.
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