A five-month battle against Daesh supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,000 lives has ended, the nation's defense secretary said on Monday.
Five-month battle with Daesh ends in Philippines’ Marawi
The UN opened a major fundraising conference on Monday aimed at securing some of the $434 million dollars aid groups say is needed to care for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
UN opens key Rohingya fundraising conference
Sri Lanka president to visit Tehran
Tehran, Colombo sign extradition treaty
Former US president Jimmy Carter says he has offered to go to North Korea on behalf of the White House to try to allay rising tensions, but has not been asked, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Report: Former US president Carter says would travel to Pyongyang
A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate (video)
Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.
Report: Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election Sunday, handing him a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energize the world's number-three economy.
Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote
Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday called for the immediate release of South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye whose corruption trial has been put on hold following mass resignations by her lawyers.
S. Korea protesters call for ex-leader Park’s release
At least 72 people, including women and children, have been killed and scores of others injured in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan.
Bombings hit two mosques in Afghanistan, 72 killed  (Video)
Suicide bombers in multiple separate attacks on Thursday and Friday killed scores of civilians and policemen in Afghanistan.
Suicide attackers targeting mosques kill dozens in Afghanistan

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