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Philippines rebels say they will attack govt forces despite truce

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 3:56PM UTC Philippines rebels say they will attack govt forces despite truce

Communist rebels in the Philippines say they will attack government forces conducting peace and development operations despite the unilateral order of President Benigno Aquino III for the suspension of military and police operations (SOMO) against the New People’s Army.

Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 3:27PM UTC Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion.

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:55AM UTC Mathematics teachers attend a workshop in Northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success of China, Singapore, Korea and Japan in international mathematics rankings compiled by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment.

Philippine communist rebels announce cease-fire for Pope visit

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 6:03PM UTC Communist rebels march during a meeting between government officials and New People's Army in the mountains of Surigao del Sur, southern Philippines. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine communist rebels have declared cease-fire periods for the Christmas holidays and for the visit of Pope Francis next month.

Manila seeks custody of US Marine in trandgender murder case

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:31PM UTC A protester holds a lit candle in front of a portrait of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus in October. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government says it is seeking custody of a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman.

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