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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. …

  • 9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father
    9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month. …

  • Shares mixed on lackluster China data

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Wednesday, as weak data from China sapped the upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector. …