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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 …

  • DIARY - Hong Kong and China corporate earnings

    March 27 (Reuters) - Following is a list of upcoming board meetings for earnings results ofHong Kong and China-listed companies. Main Board Date Company Name Ric Purpose Period ---------- ---------------- ---------- ------------------- --------------------- 27/03/2015 21 HOLDINGS FIN RES Y.E.31/12/14 27/03/2015 ADDCHANCE FIN RES/DIV Y.E.31/12/14 27/03/2015 AMBER ENERGY RESULTS/FIN DIV Y.E.31/12/14 27/03/2015 ANHUIEXPRESSWAY FIN RES Y.E.31/12/14 27/03/2015 BAIOO FIN RES/DIV Y.E.31/12/14 …

  • Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours. …

  • Flooding in Chilean desert region kills six
    Flooding in Chilean desert region kills six

    Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile killed six people and left 19 missing, officials said, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army. The downpour began late Tuesday in the Atacama region, home to the world's most arid desert, and lashed the area for hours, turning riverbeds that had been dry for years into torrents. The interior ministry declared a state of emergency late Wednesday and invoked a constitutional clause transferring …

  • Deputy police chief in California arrested on drug charges

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Thursday. …

  • Italians will pull out of America's Cup if boats downsized

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Another battle of billionaires is churning in the America's Cup, and this one could cost sailing's marquee regatta the two strongest challengers, Italy's Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand. …

  • No murder charge for woman accused of cutting baby from womb

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night. …

  • Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's powerful army commander has pledged to work to support successful elections in November and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats. …