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  • Philippines calls on ASEAN to urge China to halt land reclamation
    Philippines calls on ASEAN to urge China to halt land reclamation

    The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbours to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread support ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas. Its claims overlap with those of Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. Recent satellite images suggest China has made rapid progress in filling in land in contested territory …

  • Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea
    Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Philippines on Sunday urged its fellow Southeast Asian countries to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that failure to do so will see Beijing take "de facto control" of the area. …

  • Philippines urges Southeast Asia to rally to halt China reclamation in disputed waters
    Philippines urges Southeast Asia to rally to halt China reclamation in disputed waters

    The Philippines on Sunday called on neighbouring Southeast Asian nations to push for an immediate halt to China's reclamation in the disputed South China Sea ahead of a regional summit. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas, with overlapping claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. Recent satellite images suggest China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested …

  • Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military announced Sunday it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants. …

  • Lagerfeld presides at French fest for rising fashion stars
    Lagerfeld presides at French fest for rising fashion stars

    German fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld took the helm at this year's International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyeres in southern France, which puts up-and-coming designers in the spotlight. Now in its 30th year, the festival which ran Thursday to Sunday offers rising stars of fashion a chance to present their work to established names and celebrities, with the jury this year including Princess Caroline of Hanover. …

  • Official results show moderate Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Official results show moderate Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots. …

  • Wu Ashun breaks away to win China Open
    Wu Ashun breaks away to win China Open

    China's Wu Ashun shot a one-under par 71 on Sunday to break a logjam at the top of the leaderboard and secure an historic victory in the Volvo China Open in Shanghai. Wu, who recorded a four day total of 279, or nine under par, became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event held in China, according to information provided by tournament organisers. "It’s very special winning the China Open and it’s very exciting." England's David Howell finished second in the $3.2 million …

  • Almeria beats Eibar 2-0 to boost chances of staying up

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Almeria moved out of the Spanish league's relegation zone by beating struggling Eibar 2-0 on Sunday, its second consecutive home win under new coach Sergi Barjuan. …

  • Japan ruling party set for strong showing in local polls: media
    Japan ruling party set for strong showing in local polls: media

    Candidates supported by Japan's ruling party were expected to defeat opposition rivals in at least two of the five mayoral elections Sunday, media reported, boosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic reform drive. Candidates backed by the Liberal Democratic Party were set to win in Oita and Kyotanabe in Kyoto prefecture, according to Kyodo News which cited its own projections and early returns. Abe's LDP sees the polls as a litmus test of the popularity of his drive to resuscitate Japan's …

  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different

    The third installment in Treyarch's military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign. The developer is also ditching traditional avatar customization ... …