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John Kerry urges China to reduce tensions in South China Sea

By Sun, May 17, 2015 6:29AM UTC 0 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging China to halt increasingly assertive actions it is taking in the South China Sea....

Philippines shadow play performance wins ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

By Fri, May 15, 2015 11:32AM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino shadow play performer El Gamma Penumbra has won the grand prize of the first season of "Asia's Got Talent," the pan-Asian talent search in Singapore....

Report: Philippines factory fire death toll rises to 72

By Thu, May 14, 2015 2:09PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a rubber slipper factory fire in a suburb of the Philippine capital climbed to 18 after police retrieved another 15 charred bodies from the gutted building, but dozens more remain missing and feared dead....

US says China island building won’t give it sovereignty

By Thu, May 14, 2015 11:21AM UTC 0 Comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia says China's massive land reclamation raises regional tensions and does nothing to strengthen its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea....

Dozens feared dead in Philippines factory fire

By Wed, May 13, 2015 6:04PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A mayor and fire officials in a suburb of the Philippine capital say dozens of workers are feared dead in a fire that razed a rubber slipper factory....