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Duterte vows to ignore top court, Congress over martial law move in south

2 hours 56 min ago
President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will ignore the Supreme Court and Congress as he enforces martial law across the southern third of the country, ...
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North Korean leader oversees test of ‘new anti-aircraft weapon’

5 hours 4 min ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the testing of a new type of “anti-aircraft weapon system,” state media reported Sunday, as the reclusive ...
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Philippines halts peace talks with Maoist-led rebels

5 hours 44 min ago
Philippine government peace negotiators cancelled formal peace talks with Maoist-led rebels in the Netherlands on Saturday after New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas stepped up offensives ...
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Expert at escaping North Korea has a message for Trump

5 hours 49 min ago
“I’m good at escaping,” says Grace Jo, a slender 25-year-old who managed to flee North Korea and its authoritarian regime not just once but three ...
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Media in frenzy as convicted Australian drug trafficker Corby returns home

5 hours 57 min ago
Australian Schapelle Corby battled a media storm as she returned home from Bali on Sunday — 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking — ...
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Philippines forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:05
Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic ...
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Chinese jets involved in another ‘unsafe’ intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 03:34
For the second time in a week, a U.S. military plane has been intercepted by Chinese fighter jets in an “unprofessional” and “unsafe” manner, the ...
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Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:51
Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday. ...
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Vietnam’s spirit mediums revive ritual once forbidden by ruling Communist Party

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:11
Dressed in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in ...
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Seoul lets NGO contact North Korea to discuss renewed cooperation

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:11
South Korea on Friday authorized a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal ...
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U.S. bill would ban Americans from traveling to North Korea as tourists

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:11
Republican and Democratic U.S. congressmen introduced a bill on Thursday that would ban Americans from traveling to North Korea as tourists and require them to ...
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Kim Dotcom drops out of his party’s New Zealand election bid

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:11
Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party in New Zealand unveiled plans Friday to contest the September general election, but the mogul, who is fighting extradition to the ...
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Kim’s rocket stars: the trio behind North Korea’s missile program

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:51
After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke ...
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Philippine forces attack besieged city to clear Islamic State-linked rebels as deaths mount

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:26
Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched “precision attacks” Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that ...
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Printed rocket makes history

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:11
Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D-printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula. ...
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Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:34
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism after Islamist militants rampaged through a southern ...
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Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:30
Taiwan’s giant step toward allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay ...
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Little-known Maute militants becoming formidable force in Philippines

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:25
A Muslim militant group that is tactically smart, savvy with social media and eager to align with the Islamic State has emerged from the glut ...
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In first under Trump, U.S. warship sails near China-claimed man-made island in South China Sea

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:17
Beijing has protested after the U.S. Navy reportedly sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of one of China’s man-made islands in the disputed South ...
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Two suicide bombers kill three police officers outside Jakarta bus terminal

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:09
A suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit ...
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