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  • 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 …

  • Indonesia moves Filipino inmate to island before executions
    Indonesia moves Filipino inmate to island before executions

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Filipino woman facing the death penalty in Indonesia was moved Friday to an island prison where she and nine other drug convicts are to be executed by firing squad. …

  • Philippines accuses China coastguard of armed robbery
    Philippines accuses China coastguard of armed robbery

    The Philippines accused the Chinese coastguard on Thursday of robbing Filipino fishermen at gunpoint during a series of confrontations at a disputed shoal in the hotly contested South China Sea. Fishermen aboard three vessels with clear Chinese coastguard markings boarded two Philippine fishing boats in Scarborough Shoal on April 11, then took the crew's catch, the Philippine fisheries bureau said. The two boats were among 20 Filipino vessels on an expedition in Scarborough Shoal, a rich …

  • Deila expects Celtic to surge to title finish
    Deila expects Celtic to surge to title finish

    Ronny Deila has backed Celtic to sweep to the finish line as the champions look to secure the points they need to retain the Scottish Premiership title. The Hoops, who are eight points clear with five matches remaining, could clinch their fourth consecutive title if they win their next three games against Dundee United, Dundee and Aberdeen. "We have another important game on Sunday and you can see it getting closer but also the games are getting bigger." Sunday's trip to Tannadice to take on …

  • Australia fears worst for drug traffickers in Indonesia
    Australia fears worst for drug traffickers in Indonesia

    Australia has made a last-ditch appeal for Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the lives of two drug traffickers facing execution, but Foreign Minister Julie Bishop admitted she was fearing the worst. Indonesia has advised consular officials to head Saturday to Nusakambangan, the high-security prison island where its executions are carried out and where nine foreign drug convicts have been taken. They include two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the "Bali …

  • Starbucks reports register outage in stores in US, Canada

    Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at company-operated stores in the United States and Canada. The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience late Friday and ... …

  • 2 missing sisters found in Michigan after nearly 2 weeks

    CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska who were missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan were found Friday near Lake Superior in a remote part of the Upper Peninsula where their car got stuck. …

  • Ex-Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay protest at US Embassy

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially. …

  • Police: NYC airplane cleaner pocketed 1,429 liquor bottles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from planes grounded in New York City, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor. …

  • Attorneys: Memo shows special treatment for reserve deputy
    Attorneys: Memo shows special treatment for reserve deputy

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect, according to a report released Friday by lawyers for the dead man's family. …