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Filipino troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf gunmen in clash

Filipino troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf gunmen in clash

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 9:57AM UTC Comments Off Filipino troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf gunmen in clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military spokeswoman says government forces killed at least five Abu Sayyaf gunmen and seized their camp after a clash in an ongoing offensive in the southern Philippines....

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:17PM UTC Comments Off A Chinese vessel, top center, is used to expand structures and land on the Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines and Chigua by China, at the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China has defended its land reclamation in a disputed area of the South China Sea and says it is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host an airfield to intimidate neighbors....

Pacquiao Watch: He’s back, but not quite

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 8:58PM UTC Comments Off WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines lands a right on the face of WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight boxing title fight at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday. Pic: AP.

When was the last time Manny Pacquiao put his opponent on the seat of his pants multiple times en route to a stoppage victory?...

Pacquiao dominates Algieri in Macau

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 4:19PM UTC Comments Off WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines lands a right on the face of WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight boxing title fight at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday. Pic: AP.

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Chris Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight. ...

9 convicted in Philippines for 1996 disco fire

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 6:19PM UTC Comments Off 9 convicted in Philippines for 1996 disco fire

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted nine people for graft over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year....

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