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  • Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea
    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday that China has been rushing construction projects, including massive land reclamation, in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims. …

  • Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no apology
    Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no apology

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday took responsibility for a bungled security operation in January that left 44 police commandos dead, but offered no public apology for the clash that has become his biggest political crisis in years. Since the secret mission, Aquino's approval and trust ratings have plunged to their lowest level in five years, and a peace process with the country's largest Muslim rebel group has stalled. "To every Filipino who has felt failure or has been hurt …

  • China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines
    China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines

    The Philippines accused China on Thursday of seeking to take control of nearly the entire South China Sea with an expansionist agenda dominated by "massive reclamation" works. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said China's efforts were aimed at undermining a United Nations tribunal that is due to rule early next year on a Philippine challenge to its claims to the disputed waters. "China is accelerating its expansionist agenda and changing the status quo to actualise its nine-dash …

  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
    Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. …

  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015. There are 278 days left in the year. …

  • Police officer wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout

    BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded a decorated officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot. …

  • Clarke quits as Australia, New Zealand eye World Cup title
    Clarke quits as Australia, New Zealand eye World Cup title

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will quit one-day international cricket after the World Cup final, bringing the curtain down on his 12-year career and adding a fresh edge to Sunday's Melbourne showdown against New Zealand. "I think it's the right time for me and the Australian cricket team," the 33-year-old Clarke told reporters on Saturday. …

  • Nurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken. …

  • Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

    Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. Xi delivered the keynote ... …

  • Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout
    Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout. …