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  • Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long

    A coroner's inquest into an attack on a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has found police waited too long to resolve the situation. Two hostages and the gunman were killed during the Lindt cafe siege more than two years ago.

    Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long
    Australia cafe siege inquest finds police waited too long

    A coroner's inquest into an attack on a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has found police waited too long to resolve the situation. Two hostages and the gunman were killed during the Lindt cafe siege more than two years ago.

    02:25May 24, 2017

  • Thailand: Deep divisions remain since 2014 military coup

    It has been three years since a military coup deposed Yingluck Shinawatra, who was then prime minister.

     Thailand: Deep divisions remain since 2014 military coup
  • Myanmar set for peace talks with rebel groups

    Peace talks aimed at ending Myanmar's numerous long-running ethnic conflicts are due to get under way in the country's capital on Wednesday. The leaders of a number of armed groups have arrived in Naypyidaw.

    Myanmar set for peace talks with rebel groups
  • Park Geun-hye trial: Former South Korean president accused of corruption

    Park Geun-hye, South Korea's impeached former president, has suffered a setback on the first day of her corruption trial. She is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from some of South Korea's biggest companies.

    Park Geun-hye trial: Former South Korean president accused of corruption
  • How life has changed in Thailand since 2014 military coup

    May 22 marks three years since the then-Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army Prayuth Chan-o-cha staged a military coup against Yingluck Shinawat’s government and took power.

    How life has changed in Thailand since 2014 military coup
  • North Korea launches second missile test in a week

    North Korea has test-fired another missile - the second in a week. And it's again sparked concerns and anger in capitals across East Asia, with Japan and South Korea condemning the launch in strong terms.

    North Korea launches second missile test in a week