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Is Beijing slowly swallowing the South China Sea?
Jay L. Batongbacal | April 23, 2014 12:16 AM
Tensions between China and the Philippines spiked in March when a small civilian boat was confronted by a Chinese Coast Guard vessel about 160 kilometers from the Philippine coast.
Asia’s maritime rows impose more cooperation
Shen Dingli | April 16, 2014 12:09 AM
China is now facing challenges to its maritime claims. The Philippines has just filed a lawsuit to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea against China over a dispute concerning its fishing rights in the South China Sea.
Pacquiao avenges defeat to Bradley
Rebecca Bryan | April 14, 2014 12:18 AM
Manny Pacquiao avenged a polarizing loss to Timothy Bradley and regained the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title Saturday, with a 12-round unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten American.
Pacquiao eager for win in Bradley rematch
Rebecca Bryan | April 11, 2014 10:08 PM
Manny Pacquiao wants a decisive victory over Timothy Bradley in their eagerly anticipated welterweight world title rematch Saturday in Las Vegas as he bids to avenge a controversial loss two years ago.
UAE: Paramedic dies from MERS, others infected
Adam Schreck | April 11, 2014 09:14 PM
A paramedic in the United Arab Emirates has died after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome and five others have tested positive for the virus, the Gulf nation's interior ministry said Friday.
Italy diplomat held in Philippines on abuse charge
April 07, 2014 02:22 PM
Philippine police said Monday they have detained a vacationing Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found in the company of three underage boys at a resort.
Philippines arrest Italian diplomat: ministry
April 06, 2014 11:40 PM
An Italian diplomat has been detained by police in the Philippines after allegedly breaching a law protecting minors, the Italian foreign ministry told AFP on Sunday.
Pacquiao-Mayweather could still happen
Rebecca Bryan | April 04, 2014 12:52 AM
Trainer Freddie Roach says avenging losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez are the top items on Manny Pacquiao’s to-do list, but he believes the Filipino will one day face Floyd Mayweather.
Philippines, Muslim rebels sign final peace deal to end conflict
March 27, 2014 08:46 PM
The Philippines and its largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), on Thursday signed a final peace pact, ending about 45 years of conflict that has killed more than 120,000 people in the country's south.
Philippines and Muslim rebel group sign peace deal
March 27, 2014 12:04 PM
The Philippine government has signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, formally ending decades of conflict in parts of a southern region.
China’s reassurances will not ease Asian tensions
David Ignatius | February 27, 2014 12:09 AM
A Chinese military expert is explaining to a conference in Shanghai what he sees as the benign inevitability of Beijing’s rising power in the Pacific.
Top Muslim rebel arrested ahead of Philippine peace deal
February 24, 2014 10:46 AM
Philippine security forces arrest a key member of the country's main Muslim rebel group, officials say, potentially undermining a peace deal aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has left tens of thousands dead.
Filipino sisters escape from extremists with cat
February 22, 2014 12:17 AM
Two Algerian-born Filipino sisters kidnapped by Muslim extremists eight months ago escaped from their captors in the jungles of the southern Philippines with a cat that had given them company during their ordeal.
Redemption the lure for both Bradley and Pacquiao
February 06, 2014 12:14 AM
World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Timothy Bradley of the United States and his challenger, Manny Pacquiao, will both be seeking redemption when they clash for a second time April 12 in Las Vegas.
Asian Cup expansion sparks debate
John Duerden | January 29, 2014 12:15 AM
A proposal to expand the Asian Cup to 24 teams has sparked a debate among the region’s football bodies, with commercial and developmental considerations on one side, and on the other a fear that it will dilute the quality of the competition.
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