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Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 3:23PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police armed with truncheon, shields and water hose have clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the Philippines.

2 Chinese die from coal fumes in ship off India

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 2:50PM UTC

KOLKATA, India (AP) — An Indian port official say two Chinese sailors were found dead from inhaling coal fumes in the cargo hold of their Chinese bulk carrier. A senior official at the Kolkata Port Trust in the eastern state of West Bengal says another two crew members were being

Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 2:48PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent. North Korea recently threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test and there’s been speculation it may do so as

Pirates attack Japanese tanker in Malacca Strait, steal diesel

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 2:37PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian marine police say pirates raided a Japanese tanker in the Malacca Strait and pilfered several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying. A marine police officer says the tanker was sailing from Singapore to Myanmar when it was boarded by pirates armed with

Philippines orders 8 arrests over Taiwan fisherman shooting

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 6:42PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A court has ordered the arrest of eight Philippine coast guard personnel accused of homicide in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman that soured bilateral relations last year. A copy of the arrest order by the Regional Trial Court in northernmost Batanes province dated April

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