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  • Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila
    Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police armed with truncheon, shields and water hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines. …

  • Filipinos saw China blocking fishermen from shoal
    Filipinos saw China blocking fishermen from shoal

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese coast guard vessels repeatedly blocked or chased Filipino and Vietnamese fishermen from a disputed shoal where they previously had only tried to block military supply runs, a Philippine marine officer said Tuesday. …

  • Suspected communist guerrillas kill Philippine mayor
    Suspected communist guerrillas kill Philippine mayor

    Suspected communist guerrillas disguised in paramilitary-style uniforms shot dead a Philippine mayor Monday as he presided over a flag-raising ceremony at a town hall, police said. About 20 men took part in the brazen attack, shooting dead Mayor Carlito Pentecostes in the northern town of Gonzaga and then overpowering officers at the scene, said regional police director Chief Superintendent Miguel Laurel. "It looks like the NPA. …

  • TABLE-TOCOM April's rubber deliveries at 345 lots

    April 23 (Reuters) - Following are deliveries and expiry prices of contracts that have expired on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange in the past six months. Each lot is for 5 tonnes. Contract Apr Mar Feb Jan ... …

  • Huawei says reports of NSA spying won't impact growth
    Huawei says reports of NSA spying won't impact growth

    By Yimou Lee SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecoms equipment maker, on Wednesday shrugged off analysts' concerns that its growth will suffer from media reports alleging the United States accessed servers at its Shenzhen headquarters. The New York Times and Der Spiegel last month cited documents leaked by former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden as saying the National Security Agency (NSA) obtained sensitive data and monitored Huawei …

  • 60% of China underground water polluted: report
    60% of China underground water polluted: report

    Sixty percent of underground water in China which is officially monitored is too polluted to drink directly, state media have reported, underlining the country's grave environmental problems. Water quality measured in 203 cities across the country last year rated "very poor" or "relatively poor" in an annual survey released by the Ministry of Land and Resources, the official Xinhua news agency said late Tuesday. Water rated "relatively" poor quality cannot be used for drinking without prior …

  • Soft Australia inflation takes pressure off rate rise
    Soft Australia inflation takes pressure off rate rise

    Australian inflation was weaker than expected in the first quarter of the year, data showed Wednesday, easing pressure on the central bank to hike interest rates as it supports the transition from a mining-driven boom. The consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.6 percent in January-March from the previous three months, when it climbed 0.8 percent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said. The Australian dollar slipped to as low as 93.15 US cents from 93.67 US cents Tuesday, with analysts …

  • AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety
    AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon. …

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. …

  • Australia orders 58 F-35 Lockheed Martin stealth fighters
    Australia orders 58 F-35 Lockheed Martin stealth fighters

    By Matt Siegel and Andrea Shalal SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Australia will order 58 more F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp for A$12.4 billion ($11.61 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, a purchase that will raise its air combat power to among the world's most advanced. Australia approved the purchase of 14 of the stealth fighters in 2009, and the additional jets will provide the Royal Australian Air Force with enough aircraft to form three operational …