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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. They include Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" heroin trafficking gang, and mother-of-two Mary Jane Veloso. It is not saying she will be executed soon." Consular officials had earlier Saturday been summoned to a town near Nusakambangan, the high-security prison …

  • 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 ... …

  • Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shaken
    Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shaken

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years. …

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

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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 march in S. Korea anti-government protest
    Thousands march in S. 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 ... …

  • 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. …

  • Levy falters at Volvo China Open; 4 tied for lead

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Levy could do little wrong as he opened his third round at the Volvo China Open on Saturday with four straight birdies, including a magnificent putt from 50 feet away. …

  • Nepal says 8 bodies have been recovered after avalanche sweeps Everest.

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal says 8 bodies have been recovered after avalanche sweeps Everest. …