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Manila (AFP) - President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticising his deadly crime war was just a "joke", while attempting a light-hearted …

Hanoi (AFP) - A new group of critically endangered primates has been spotted in Vietnam, raising hopes the rare creatures may not be wiped out in the next decade as scientists had feared.

Purchases of new homes in the US in July have gone up at the fastest pace in nearly nine years.

Amatrice (Italy) (AFP) - A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least five people dead.

There was no connection between two bombings overnight in Thailand and a wave of deadly attacks on popular tourist spots in the south this month.

Japan's PM has described North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile toward his country as a grave threat to Japan's security and an unforgivable act.

Beijing (AFP) - China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send to the Red Planet at the end of the decade in a mission that faces "unprecedented" challenges, state media …

Tokyo (AFP) - The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday as Japan's capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio's sometimes shaky 2016 instalment.

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