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  • United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot
    United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

    The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech in Arizona, has outlined Washington's next phase in its Asia "pivot", deploying its most sophisticated destroyers, bombers and fighters to the region. The Asia "pivot" has already seen U.S. Marines rotating through the …

  • China rejects Philippines armed robbery claim
    China rejects Philippines armed robbery claim

    Beijing on Friday dismissed an accusation by Manila that the Chinese coastguard robbed Filipino fishermen at gunpoint during a confrontation in the disputed South China Sea, calling the claim "inconsistent with the fact". The rebuttal came one day after the Philippine fisheries bureau said that fishermen aboard three vessels with clear Chinese coastguard markings boarded two fishing boats in Scarborough Shoal earlier this month and took the crew's catch. The Scarborough Shoal lies 220 …

  • Indonesia moves Filipino inmate to island before executions
    Indonesia moves Filipino inmate to island before executions

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Filipino woman facing the death penalty in Indonesia was moved Friday to an island prison where she and nine other drug convicts are to be executed by firing squad. …

  • Teen's life celebrated on prom-day stabbing's anniversary

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The life of a 16-year-old girl stabbed to death at a Connecticut school a year ago is being celebrated by hundreds of people with a road race, fried food and live music. …

  • Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising
    Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

    ROME (AP) — Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II. …

  • Messi scores in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol
    Messi scores in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. …

  • Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,300, some in Everest avalanche
    Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,300, some in Everest avalanche

    By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,300 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu. There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal's worst in 81 years, centred 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara. India was …

  • Egypt's President extends curfew in North Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has issued a decree extending a state of emergency and nightly curfew in the northern Sinai peninsula for three more months. …

  • Love, cookies helped sisters lost in Michigan woods survive
    Love, cookies helped sisters lost in Michigan woods survive

    CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV. …

  • AC Milan's 4-game unbeaten run ends with 2-1 loss at Udinese
    AC Milan's 4-game unbeaten run ends with 2-1 loss at Udinese

    ROME (AP) — AC Milan's four-match unbeaten run came to a halt with a 2-1 loss at Udinese on Saturday in Serie A. …