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  • Top Asian News at 7:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 10 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold … More »

  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight … More »

  • New Zealand inflation surprises on downside
    New Zealand inflation surprises on downside AFP News - 37 minutes ago

    New Zealand's inflation rate rose just 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in January-March but the lower than expected figure is unlikely to stop the central bank … More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 40 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The government says 295 people are still missing several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold … More »

  • Quotations in the News Associated Press - 40 minutes ago

    "A hard landing in China's economy is one of the biggest risks clouding the outlook for the rest of emerging Asia." — Capital Economics in a report this week. On … More »

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak
    Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak Associated Press - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time in more than two weeks but showed little sign of agreement … More »

  • AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability
    AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has … More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in … More »

  • China's economy slows sharply in first quarter
    China's economy slows sharply in first quarter AFP News - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    China's GDP grew at its weakest pace for 18 months in the March quarter, data showed on Wednesday, testing Beijing's resolve as its campaign to transform the … More »

  • Cash-rich global firms face calls to crack open war chests
    Cash-rich global firms face calls to crack open war chests AFP News - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    The combined war chests held by companies including Apple, Google and Samsung -- roughly equivalent to the size of France's economy -- has swelled since the 2008 … More »

  • China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q
    China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q Associated Press - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country … More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in … More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school … More »

  • EM ASIA FX-China growth data helps Asia FX turn higher Reuters - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    * Won rises as China GDP prompts short covering * Baht weaker on catch-up plays, but cuts some losses (Adds text, updates prices) By Jongwoo Cheon SINGAPORE, April … More »

  • Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth
    Asia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth Associated Press - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China. … More »

  • Dennis Roldan wants work that honors God
    Dennis Roldan wants work that honors God

    [caption id="attachment_125817" align="alignright" width="168"] Dennis Roldan (Jojo Panaligan)[/caption] The last time award-winning actor Dennis Roldan graced the big screen was in 1985 and now that he’s back, he will run his career in a way that’s pleasing to God. As pastor of Jesus Christ the Life Giver Ministry International, Dennis said he can’t separate work from his faith. …

  • Visa-free Japan trips for Pinoys soon?
    Visa-free Japan trips for Pinoys soon?

    Filipinos who wish to travel to Japan might no longer have to apply for tourist visas under the country’s new tourism plan, a leading Japanese news agency reported. …

  • China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks
    China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks

    BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - China on Tuesday condemned Britain for interfering in its domestic affairs, in response to a human rights report, a day after the British government said Beijing had called off human rights talks. Britain listed China as "a country of concern" in its annual human rights report last week, saying it had observed increased curbs on freedom of expression, association and assembly in 2013. It also cited reports of "the forcible suppression of ethnic unrest in Tibet and …

  • Oppo arrives in PH, introduces latest phones
    Oppo arrives in PH, introduces latest phones

    Oppo is not a familiar name in the Philippine smartphone market, but that may soon change, as the Chinese manufacturing giant launched its latest devices in the country, all of which are Android-based. …

  • Viagra Ice Cream Arouses Controversy
    Viagra Ice Cream Arouses Controversy

    The long list of unnatural food combinations just grew a little bigger: Viagra and Champagne ice cream. The treat — which has the familiar blue hue of the popular erectile dysfunction (ED) drug — is the brainchild of Welsh food inventor Charlie Harry Francis, who created the product for one of his "A-list celebrity clients." Since the drug (known as sildenafil citrate) was approved in 1998, Viagra has aroused the scrutiny of health care professionals and Food and Drug Administration …

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    Ayungin dilemma

    China faces a dilemma in Ayungin Shoal and other contested areas. If it waits for the ITLOS—which may decide against it—it would have tacitly bound itself to UNCLOS and risk a rogue state reputation if it asserts its claim in the South China Sea. If its militarily acts now, it may face international isolation. …

  • 48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao VERA Files - The Inbox
    48 nabbed in biggest anti-trafficking catch in Bongao

    By Jake Soriano, VERA Files Bongao, Tawi-tawi—A team of Marines and policemen intercepted around noon Thursday 48 people, 12 of them minors, believed recruited by a human trafficking syndicate for work in Malaysia. The arrest constitutes what advocates called the … Continue reading → …

  • Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docs vow to pay right taxes, make peace with BIR

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Leaders of the medical profession have made peace with their former adversary, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and joined forces in a campaign to get doctors to pay the right taxes. BIR Commissioner … Continue reading → …

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