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TAIPEI, Taiwan — The killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippines' coast guard has spiraled into a series of sanctions and sparked a rare anger-fest threatening the normally solid Pacific Rim alliance. The dispute has not eased despite...
Friday marks World Press Freedom Day, first declared by the United Nations two decades ago as a day to nurture the freedom of journalists -- or to remind the world of where it falls short. Rights groups pointed to several spots on the globe where...
Azerbaijan taunting Iran with Azerbaijani confab, Israel visit Through Tuesday, April 23 — Azerbaijan has sent its foreign minister to Israel this week for the first time since the former Soviet republic re-embraced its Islamic heritage 22 years...
BEIRUT -- Negotiations were underway Thursday between the United Nations and rebel forces in an effort to secure the release of 21 U.N. peacekeepers being held in southern Syria near the Golan Heights, a Syrian opposition group said. The Britain-based...
NEW DELHI, India – Malaysian fighter jets and ground forces attacked an estimated 200 Filipino gunmen who are claiming a remote part of the island of Borneo after 27 died in earlier, unsuccessful efforts to dislodge them. The Filipinos arrived...
Tags: Malaysia, Philippines, Political Systems, News Media, Islam
Fourteen people reportedly were killed Friday in a shootout between Malaysian commandos and a Filipino clan that has holed up in a Malaysian coastal village for weeks, claiming the land belongs to them. The lengthy standoff turned bloody after members...
Tags: Malaysia, Shootings, Philippines, Islam, Najib Razak
The Philippines is pulling more than $200 million from the Swiss bank accounts of ousted strongman Ferdinand Marcos to compensate people tortured, raped and detained while he was in power, under a new law signed Monday. Victims of abuse during the...
Tags: Human Rights, Philippines, Justice System, Judges, Civil Rights
The bullet hit 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella as she gazed up at the fireworks in a Manila suburb, abruptly turning a New Year's Eve celebration tragic and ultimately ending her life. The little girl died Wednesday afternoon in a Quezon City hospital,...
MANILA — Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has signed legislation that will provide modern contraceptives to the nation’s poorest people and mandate sex education in public schools, a spokeswoman announced Saturday. Leaders of the...
Tags: Abortion, Birth Control, Health Treatments, Philippines, Family
World NowAccused of diverting nearly $9 million from a government office that raises money for charity, the former president of the Philippines refused to enter a plea Monday in a Quezon City courtroom. It was a small act of defiance from Gloria Macapagal Arroyo...
World NowGlobal Focus: With 150,000 dead from decades of religious and ethnic fighting and no family in the southern Philippines free of fear they could be the next slain, Filipinos and their fractious leaders have run out of energy for rebellion. A road map to...
For too long in the Philippine Congress, the priorities of the Roman Catholic Church took precedence over what most Filipinos wanted — and needed. Finally, after 14 years of debate and delay, lawmakers passed a bill that will provide free or...
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