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Two completely different worlds were bridged by a 12 second handshake.

Trump, North Korea's Kim Jong Un to hold second summit

Trump had his first historic meeting with Kim Jong Un back in June in Singapore.

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Anastasia Vashukevich was given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to holding a sex training seminar.

Belarus model deported from Thailand after pleading guilty to running sex training seminar

Anastasia Vashukevich also claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president.

Danica Weeks wants answer from the aerospace company, but a legal expert says her chances are slim.

Indonesian fisherman claims he saw flight MH370 crash into sea between Malaysia and Indonesia

It resembled a kite, leaning from left to right," the fisherman said.

China to cut taxes to counter worst slowdown since global financial crisis

China is also being hit by a bruising trade war with the US.

South Korean President Moon Jae In (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take part in a pine tree planting ceremony in the border village of Panmunjeom on April 27, 2018. (Korea Summit Press Pool) (Kyodo)
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North Korea no longer South Korea's 'enemy' - Seoul defence document

Pyongyang's nuclear programme does still pose a security threat, according to the biennial document.

In this image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Dalian, northeastern China's Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A Chinese court sentenced the Canadian man to death Monday in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. (CCTV via AP)

China sentences Canadian to death in apparent response to arrest of Chinese executive

It is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest in Canada of the Huawei boss.

Taiwan man fined for posting unwanted cat in sealed cardboard box

Mr Yang said he tried to give the cat away as he "no longer had time to look after it".

Q+A host Corin Dann questioned Andrew Little about the decision New Zealand will have to make, as the 5G upgrade and the possible use of Huawei equipment looms.

China's intelligence law a 'known concern' in Huawei 5G ban, says Andrew Little

Huawei wants an explanation as to why it has been barred from helping Spark build its 5G data network.

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Asylum in Australia 'very likely' to be granted for young Saudi woman stuck in Thailand

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun's urgent pleas for help over Twitter garnered widespread attention.

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Police steered them towards the nearest toll gate so they could be led off the road in central Hunan Province.

Watch: Horses run amok on busy China highway after escape from transport vehicle

Police spent 40 minutes steering the animals towards the nearest toll gate so they could be led off the road in central Hunan Province.

Chinese police officer (file picture).

Man attacks children at Beijing primary school leaving 20 injured

The Xicheng district government posted on its social media account that three of the children had serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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The US electric car manufacturer is set to be the first foreign invested car company to establish an independent operation in the country.

Tesla breaks new ground with first overseas factory in China

CEO Elon Musk was on hand for the event, which was a first for the nation.

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Saudi teen who barricaded herself at Thai airport seeking asylum granted temporary stay

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, was trying to travel to Australia to escape alleged abuse by her family. The UN refugee agency will now review her case.

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The storm barreled across the Gulf of Thailand yesterday but spared world famous beach resorts major damage.

Tropical Storm Pabuk spares south Thailand from major damage

The storm barrelled across the Gulf of Thailand yesterday but spared world famous beach resorts major damage.

Bluefin tuna weighing 278kgs sold for record $4.4 million at Tokyo market

The auction prices are way above usual for bluefin tuna.

Four big takeaways from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's New Year speech

The North Korean leader's big curtain-raiser for 2019 comes after a couple of very tumultuous years.

This March 6, 2018 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows The USS Carl Vinson off the coast of Danang, Vietnam. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)

Satellite photos show some of 2018's biggest news items from a unique perspective

From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii, satellites were watching.

Rescuers carry the body of a landslide victim in Sirnaresmi, West Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed a number of people and left dozens of others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java. (AP Photo)

Indonesia landslide swallows village, killing infant and 14 others

More than a dozen people are still missing as heavy rain hinders rescue efforts.

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Police say the driver he is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people.

Van slams into New Year's Eve revellers in Tokyo, injuring 8 people

The driver is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people.

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Crowds continue to celebrate as the new year kicks off overseas.

Watch: Celebrations continue around the globe as the world welcomes 2019

New Zealand was one of the first countries to usher in the new year, Now the others are following suit.

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, factory workers assemble the cases of air conditioners on an assembly line at a factory in Jiaozhou, eastern China's Shandong Province. An official survey shows China’s manufacturing activity contracted in December, boosting pressure on Beijing to reverse an economic downturn amid trade tension with Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

China factory activity shrinks for the first time in two years

The economic powerhouse is suffering from weak demand at home and abroad.

At least two people dead, nearly 30 others injured after bomb detonates near mall in Philippines

Authorities recovered another unexploded bomb near the South Seas mall in Cotabato city.

Number of 'disappeared' critics of Chinese regime expanding under President Xi Jinping

More and more opponents of the Chinese state have gone missing in 2018.

Undersea 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Philippines

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says the quake has a potential to generate a tsunami.

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