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  • Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source
    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. "Our embassy in Tripoli confirmed that one Filipino died in (a) bombing in Zawiya," spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message to AFP. Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias and governments battling for its oil wealth. The …

  • Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels
    Philippine troops end offensive they say killed 139 rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. …

  • Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea
    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …

  • Death toll in Kashmir flood rises to 15

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region. …

  • Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now
    Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan has no plan as of now to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington. …

  • Daniel Vettori confirms retirement from NZ cricket

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori has confirmed that the Cricket World Cup final against Australia on Sunday was his last match for New Zealand. …

  • Thai opposition TV channels face suspension for 'violating' orders
    Thai opposition TV channels face suspension for 'violating' orders

    Two Thai television channels affiliated to the opposition Red Shirt movement will be taken off air for seven days for "violating" junta orders, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom. Suspension letters are being drafted for Peace TV, which features a daily programme by Red Shirts chairman Jatuporn Prompan, and 24 News, a senior official at Thai broadcasting authority the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) told …

  • British banker due back in court in Hong Kong double murder
    British banker due back in court in Hong Kong double murder

    It is a crime that shocked Hong Kong -- two young Indonesian women found dead in the upmarket apartment of a British banker, the decaying body of one of them stuffed into a suitcase. On Thursday, one-time securities trader Rurik Jutting will be back in a Hong Kong magistrates court for the latest hearing in the double murder case. …

  • Colorado shooter's mom feels guilt over his mental illness

    DENVER (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes feels guilty for not knowing her son was mentally ill and needed treatment, she wrote in a book of prayers and reflections compiled since the 2012 attack. …

  • Singapore charges teen for video attacking Lee, Christianity

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a teenager over a video he posted online that was critical of the nation's late founder and Christianity. …