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  • US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines
    US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II. Excited historians likened the discovery, if verified, to finding the Titanic, as they hailed the American billionaire for his high-tech mission that apparently succeeded after so many failed search attempts by others. Allen posted photos and video online of parts of what he said was the …

  • Philippines' Aquino promises police commandos extra resources after botched raid
    Philippines' Aquino promises police commandos extra resources after botched raid

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino promised police commandos better extra resources on Wednesday, weeks after 44 commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, but declined to answer questions about the botched raid, a senior officer said. On Jan. 25, police commandos sneaked into a southern rebel area to "neutralise" Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, an al Qaeda-linked bomb maker with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head. The mission went disastrously wrong for the government when …

  • Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila
    Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties were reported in the 9-hour fire that burned more than a thousand homes and left at least 3,000 families homeless. The Bureau of Fire and Protection was still investigating the cause of the fire. But in Manila's poorest neighborhoods, fires often are caused by poor wiring …

  • Britain seeking quick sale of RBS bank
    Britain seeking quick sale of RBS bank

    Britain is looking to sell the Royal Bank of Scotland as quickly as possible, Chancellor George Osborne told the Financial Times. RBS is about 80 percent owned by the British government after it stepped in to bail out the bank with £45.5 billion ($70 billion, 63 billion euros) of public money in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis, the world's biggest bank bailout. …

  • S. Korea police probing US envoy attacker's links with North
    S. Korea police probing US envoy attacker's links with North

    South Korean police said Friday they were investigating any possible links the man behind a shocking knife attack on the US ambassador to Seoul may have had with North Korea. Kim Ki-Jong, 55, faces possible attempted murder charges after slashing ambassador Mark Lippert with a paring knife in an assault that left the US envoy needing 80 stitches to a deep gash on his face. Any red flags such activities may have raised were only underlined by North Korea's reaction to the attack, which the …

  • Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release
    Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release

    The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account. ... …

  • Ga. Senate OK's religious freedom bill feared by LGBT groups

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has given decisive approval to a contentious "religious freedom" bill — one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states. …

  • Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. …

  • 1 entrance to UC Santa Cruz opens; student protest ongoing

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — UC Santa Cruz officials say student protesters against tuition increases have cleared the west entrance to campus. But the protest is ongoing and the main gate is still blocked. …

  • Freight train carrying crude oil derails near Illinois city
    Freight train carrying crude oil derails near Illinois city

    GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting authorities to evacuate everyone within 1 mile. …