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  • Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy
    Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

    A 10-year-old autistic Filipino boy made an emotional plea Monday for permission to stay in Australia, as tens of thousands called for him not to be deported despite the potential cost of his condition. Tyrone Sevilla, who arrived in Australia from the Philippines legally as a two-year-old with his mother Maria Sevilla, has written to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton asking to stay. The letter, which reads: "Dear Mr Dutton, can I stay in Australia please... Tyrone," was the first one her son …

  • Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina's case: Philippines
    Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina's case: Philippines

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo is "sympathetic" about the plight of a Filipina facing death for drug trafficking and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Monday after he made a personal appeal. While the comments seemed to indicate a faint prospect of reprieve for Mary Jane Veloso, the Indonesian leader is seen as extremely unlikely to change course on the executions which he has insisted for months are essential to halting a national …

  • Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines
    Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines

    Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as "The National Fist", Pacman fights undefeated American Floyd Mayweather on May 2 to decide who is the world's best "pound-for-pound" boxer. To most of the Philippines' population of almost 100 million, Pacquiao, winner of an …

  • Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody
    Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. …

  • After quake and avalanche, Everest climber not yet ready to quit
    After quake and avalanche, Everest climber not yet ready to quit

    By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Climber Nick Cienski has not given up on his world record bid to scale six 8,000-metre peaks this calendar year, despite narrowly escaping a huge avalanche on Mount Everest set off by an earthquake that killed thousands of people in Nepal. The avalanche unleashed by the 7.9 magnitude quake on Saturday blew tents, people and gear hundreds of feet, only just missing his team, the Canadian told Reuters on Monday by satellite telephone from base camp. A …

  • DIARY - Hong Kong and China corporate earnings

    April 28 (Reuters) - Following is a list of upcoming board meetings for earnings results ofHong Kong and China-listed companies. ... …

  • Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting
    Asian markets tepid ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting

    Asian stock markets were lukewarm Tuesday, taking a cue from losses on Wall Street ahead of earnings from major Asian companies and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 ... …

  • Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life
    Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers urged a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his fanatical older brother. …

  • Australia can't do more for death row prisoners in Indonesia
    Australia can't do more for death row prisoners in Indonesia

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister has defended Prime Minister Tony Abbott against online criticism that he has not done enough to save the lives of two Australians on death row in Indonesia. …