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Updated: 11 min 47 sec ago
High profile shootings in Malaysia have unsettled a country already worried about public safety.
Search teams have resumed efforts to find more than 80 people still missing after a ferry and a cargo ship collided in the Philippines.
New Zealand's first gay weddings are taking place after the country became the first in the Asia-Pacific region and 14th in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.