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  • Pacmania sweeps Philippines ahead of Mayweather clash
    Pacmania sweeps Philippines ahead of Mayweather clash

    Manny Pacquiao's face is on shirts, dolls and postage stamps, his life story is playing in movie houses and millions are getting ready to party as the Philippine boxing hero's "fight of the century" nears. Pacmania is sweeping the Southeast Asian nation of 100 million people ahead of the May 2 Las Vegas bout against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather to decide who is the best boxer of their generation. Of course, it's the fight of the century," Manila film producer Lucky Blanco told AFP. …

  • Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin
    Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

    The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang released what he said were satellite photos of intense recent Chinese construction over seven reefs and shoals in the Spratly archipelago of the flashpoint South China Sea. "We have compelling reasons to raise our voice to tell the whole world …

  • US, Philippines start combat drills amid Chinese reclamation
    US, Philippines start combat drills amid Chinese reclamation

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 11,500 American and Filipino military personnel launched one of their largest annual combat exercises Monday amid growing alarm over massive land reclamation by China in disputed South China Sea territories. …

  • 'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany
    'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany

    LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Tuesday accused of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in a case that will test the argument that anyone who served as a guard at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there. …

  • BRIEF-Harbin Air Conditioning plans to sell Shanghai unit for 118.2 mln yuan

    April 21 (Reuters) - Harbin Air Conditioning Co Ltd * Says plans to sell unit Shanghai Tian Bo Energy Equipmentfor 118.2 million yuan ($19.06 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1HqvANe Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.2009 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) …

  • Juventus ready to end Italy's Champions League semis drought
    Juventus ready to end Italy's Champions League semis drought

    On Monaco's sun-kissed shores, Juventus can prove Italian football isn't on its deathbed. …

  • How countries cope migrants arriving by boat

    Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands. …

  • Iran president: Yemen strikes show Saudi 'mental imbalance'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen was prompted by the Sunni kingdom's failures elsewhere, causing what he called a "mental imbalance." …

  • BRIEF-Tonghua Dongbao Pharma's Q1 net profit up 51.8 pct

    April 21 (Reuters) - Tonghua Dongbao Pharmaceutical Co Ltd * Says Q1 net profit up 51.8 percent y/y at 122.0 millionyuan ($19.68 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/1J5p9Bz Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.1997 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) …

  • Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case

    PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case. …