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  • Indonesia issues execution orders for Australians, Filipino
    Indonesia issues execution orders for Australians, Filipino

    Two Australian drug traffickers and a Filipino woman were on Saturday given official notification by Indonesia that they will be executed, but with no given date, reports and a lawyer said. …

  • United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot
    United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

    The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech in Arizona, has outlined Washington's next phase in its Asia "pivot", deploying its most sophisticated destroyers, bombers and fighters to the region. The Asia "pivot" has already seen U.S. Marines rotating through the …

  • China rejects Philippines armed robbery claim
    China rejects Philippines armed robbery claim

    Beijing on Friday dismissed an accusation by Manila that the Chinese coastguard robbed Filipino fishermen at gunpoint during a confrontation in the disputed South China Sea, calling the claim "inconsistent with the fact". The rebuttal came one day after the Philippine fisheries bureau said that fishermen aboard three vessels with clear Chinese coastguard markings boarded two fishing boats in Scarborough Shoal earlier this month and took the crew's catch. The Scarborough Shoal lies 220 …

  • Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit
    Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

    Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead ... …

  • Crusaders beat Blues 29-15 in Super Rugby

    The Crusaders scored tries in the opening minutes of both halves on their way to a 29-15 win over the Blues on Saturday which breathed life into their playoffs hopes in Super Rugby. …

  • Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising
    Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

    ROME (AP) — Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II. …

  • Nepal officials say death toll from earthquake has reached at least 688

    Nepal officials say death toll from earthquake has reached at least 688. …

  • 8 dead as quake-triggered avalanche sweeps Everest
    8 dead as quake-triggered avalanche sweeps Everest

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept the face of Mount Everest after the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing at least eight people and leaving an unknown number missing and injured near the mountain's most dangerous spot, an official said. …

  • Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest
    Thousands march in South Korea anti-government protest

    Thousands of South Koreans marched in Seoul for the second straight day Saturday to protest government labor policies and the handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago. Thousands ... …

  • Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, avalanche triggered on Everest
    Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, avalanche triggered on Everest

    A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people Saturday as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering an avalanche that hit Everest base camp. Officials said at least 449 people are known to have died in Nepal but that the toll could be much higher, while more than two dozen people were also reported killed in neighbouring India, China and Bangladesh. "The death toll based on information received on our network across …