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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte serenaded Donald Trump at a leaders' dinner.

Filipino president serenades Trump with love song

President Duterte said he performed the duet 'under Trump's orders'.

Jacinda Ardern shows off the 'silly' shirt.

'I'm not going to sniff the shirt on camera'

Jacinda Ardern's not sure about the pineapple shirt she's expected to wear at the East Asia Summit.


How well do you know your APEC leaders?

Jacinda Ardern will be among the 21 powerful world leaders at the summit.

North Korea, War

Ground invasion to stop North Korea 'the only way' - Pentagon

The statement comes as US President Donald Trump starts his 12-day tour of Asia.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to become Japan's longest-serving premier.

Abe’s coalition wins super majority in Japan election

The Prime Minister is set to become the nation’s longest-serving premier.

Air New Zealand, Travel

Air NZ unveils super cheap international fares

The airline has dropped 600 international return flights for just $600.

The snow leopard is no longer considered an endangered species.

Snow leopard no longer considered an endangered species

However, experts warn this does not mean the elusive creatures are safe.

A Chinese woman gave birth while standing in the middle of the street.

Chinese woman gives birth while standing on street

She delivered the baby to the shock of onlookers.

QINGDAO, CHINA - AUGUST 22:  A Chinese woman wears a face-kini while swimming on August 22, 2014 in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Face-kini: The terrifying new Chinese trend

Yes, this is actually a thing.

philippines earthquake

Deadly and powerful Philippines quake damages buildings

The search is on for survivors and bodies.

North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test (AAP)

North Korea 'close to nuclear missile launch'

Kim Jong Un says he'll soon test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

A beach in Mogadishu (Reuters)

Somali pirates free 26 Asian sailors after four years

Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean.


Govt to review free trade with 10 Asian countries

The Government is concerned that New Zealand exporters are facing an increasing number of non-tariff barriers in South East Asia.


Super storms are getting stronger

Typhoons hitting east and southeast Asia are getting stronger, according to a recent study from the United States.

Islam Karimov (Reuters)

Uzbek President Karimov dies aged 78

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has died after suffering a stroke at the age of 78, leaving no obvious successor to take over Central Asia's most populous nation.

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (Reuters / file)

Uzbekistan's president critically ill after stroke

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov is critically ill, prompting speculation that Central Asia's most populous nation is preparing for its first transfer of power since independence.

Shanghai (Photo by Simon Wong)

Top ten travel spots in Asia - Lonely Planet

The top 10 travel spots in Asia have been revealed, as judged by the Lonely Planet travel guide.


'Super Typhoon' batters Taiwan

A category five storm has slammed into the island nation of Taiwan, throwing around vehicles and sending people running for shelter.


Affordable airfares fuel increase in child abuse

A new report lays out how the rise in cheap flights has led to more sex offenders travelling to Southeast Asia to abuse children.


Child sex tourism spreads in Europe, SEA

Portugal, Moldova and Ukraine in Europe, and Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in Asia have emerged as new child sex tourism destinations.