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Philippines reviews blacklisting of Hong Kong journalists

27 min 47 sec ago

The Philippines will review its entry ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino during a summit in Indonesia last year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Monday.


Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT

32 min 31 sec ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast. Barakzai is lucky to be alive after her attacker rammed a car full of explosives into her armored vehicle, killing three civilians and putting her in the hospital with minor injuries. Human rights groups fear that the cause to which she is committed -- bringing women into public life in the deeply conservative country -- is also in peril.

Ampatuan massacre: Five years since

1 hour 14 min ago
Nov. 23, 2009 was a dark day for journalists in the Philippines, and across the world. In a town called Ampatuan in Maguindanao, south of the Philippines, 58 people were gunned down and massacred by political warlords.

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

1 hour 40 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host a military airfield to intimidate neighbors.

Asian stocks climb after China rate cut

2 hours 32 min ago

Asian markets rallied Monday after China's surprise move last week to cut interest rates for the first time in more than two years as its leaders try to strengthen growth.


China defies U.S. call to stop island project in South China Sea

3 hours 32 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip. China lays claim to almost all of the entire South China Sea, believed to be rich with minerals and oil-and-gas deposits and one of Asia's biggest possible flashpoints. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims. ...

China blasts US comments on island project as 'irresponsible'

4 hours 35 min ago

Beijing on Monday dismissed as "irresponsible" US criticism of its construction of an artificial island reportedly large enough for an airstrip in a disputed section of the South China Sea.


Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching

5 hours 21 min ago
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Reuters) - A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen $102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea amid a festering territorial standoff between the two sides. China claims almost all of the entire South China Sea, believed to be rich with minerals and oil-and-gas deposits and one of Asia's biggest possible flashpoints. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims. ...

Philippines convicts Chinese poachers despite Beijing's warnings

5 hours 25 min ago

A Philippine court on Monday found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters, in a case that has strained relations with China.


Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 06:53
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court convicted nine Chinese fishermen Monday of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, fining each of them nearly $103,000 but imposing no jail term.

SE Asia Stocks-Most up on China rate cut; Malaysia soars after fuel pricing plan

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 05:48
BANGKOK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday amid prospects of further policy stimulus in China and Europe, with the key Malaysian index climbing to a near two-week high after ...

Applying for Homeowners Insurance

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 05:19

Insurance is vital to your home. It's a means to recover what you may lose given a sudden and unexpected event that could inflict damage on your home, your personal belongings, or your self and your family. Prepare to apply for a homeowners insurance given the following steps:Evaluate your home. Hire the services of a trusted contractor to inspect and evaluate your home. The contractor should give you a studied estimate on how much you would have to spend to rebuild your home, if destroyed.Take inventory. Take note of all your belongings within the home. ...


How to Clean Glass and Mirror Surfaces

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 04:57

Glass and mirrors are staples in every home. For a modern home, especially, glass and mirrors are oft-favored materials (see: glass doors, walls, skylights, and floor-to-ceiling windows). But when these materials gather dirt and dust, its obvious right off the bat: a smudge, for instance; even dust motes are visible on these surfaces, especially under a certain light.The good news is that glass and mirrors are superbly easy to clean. Simply prepare the materials listed below and follow the procedure as instructed. ...


Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 02:32
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule roared into the pre-dawn darkness just after 3 a.m. Monday (2100 GMT Sunday) from the Russian manned space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Death toll rises to 3 from bombing in Philippines

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 02:15
KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from a bomb blast in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines has risen to three, officials said Monday.

Turkish gov't donates computer packages to Manila school

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 01:27
Students at a school in Manila's Paco district stand to benefit from the Turkish government's donation of computer packages.

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch Nov 24

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:28
The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets. FUNDAMENTALS * Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Friday following two days of declines to notch ...

Urbanization, computers take their toll on Europeans health

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:00

Experts have expressed concern that urbanization and computers are taking their toll on the wellbeing of people in many parts of Europe. Peter van den Hazel, European Public Health Association (EUPHA) president for the Section on Environment-Related Diseases in The Netherlands, said there are various studies linking “natural environment” to the mental and physical health of a person. But despite this, he said many cities in Europe are losing their “green space” to urbanization, which requires the establishment of homes in the city.


There’s more to palliative care than relieving pain

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:00

In this modern age, there is still a seeming widespread misunderstanding of palliative care not only by the public but also by doctors. While it’s true that palliative care does serve many people with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, some people are cured and no longer need palliative care. Although originally developed for people with terminal illness, palliative care has now become a medical specialty that focuses on a much broader range of serious or life-threatening diseases.


FOCAP slams blacklisting of HK journalists

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:00

The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) said the blacklisting of nine Hong Kong journalists over an unclear definition of “public safety threat” sends a chilling message to the members of the press all over the world. “While governments have the prerogative to deny entry to foreigners, we would like to clarify from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) as well as the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) what particular actions served as basis to declare these journalists a public safety threat, which eventually led to the blacklisting,” FOCAP said in a statement.