Philippines: 4 SKoreans arrested for ‘sex tour’ website

- Caught in investigation launched after complaint by Korean tourist who was offered sexual services. By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Philippine police have arrested...

Report: Cease-fire between Myanmar army, rebels over

Newspaper reports says Myanmar army has continued its offensive, despite Kokang rebels cease-fire announcement. YANGON - Less than a week after ethnic rebels in Myanmar’s northeast Kokang region...

Khmer Rouge atrocities remembered with reenactments

Actors in Khmer Rouge dress depict atrocities of regime near stupa where the skulls and bones of victims are displayed PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The...

More than 1,000 killed in Nepal earthquake

7.8-magnitude quake hits Himalayan nation, causing tremors in northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. KATHMANDU, Nepal  - More than one thousand people were killed in Nepal after the Himalayan...

Philippines eyeing up submarine purchases

-Initiative comes while Philippines entangled in dispute with several nations over territorial ownership of potentially oil and mineral-rich South China Sea By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY,...
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Filipina sentenced to death for killing employer in UAE

- Philippine foreign department to appeal for Jennifer Dalquez, whose mother says she stabbed employer who attempted to rape her. By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines...

Philippines military raid rebel lair after kidnappings

Police and military forces dispatched after farm caretaker and son of village chief abducted Thursday By Roy Ramos and Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Philippines police...

Japanese PM orders budget focus on welfare, agriculture

Supplementary budget for fiscal year 2015 likely to include more than $24.5 billion of spending to stimulate economy TOKYO - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

South Korea spots fresh North Korean missile test

Seoul-Pyongyang tensions continue to rise a day after North Korea threatened to strike South Korean vessels without warning. SEOUL -- North Korea tested three ship-to-ship...

Myanmar police deny rumors of trafficking at mosque

-Report cites Yangon police as saying source of social media rumor under probe amid concerns over online hate speech YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar police have...

Malaysia may appeal to UK over math genius’ sentence

UK court handed 23-year-old ‘math genius’ 5-year jail sentence after police found graphic images during room raid. KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is considering appealing to British authorities...

4 Kachin rebels killed in clashes with Myanmar army

- Kachin Independence Army suffers losses in morning raid during which artillery shells rain down on rebel positions by Joshua Carroll YANGON, Myanmar - Four rebel...

Myanmar Upper House passes interfaith marriage bill

- Rohingya activist says law aimed at ‘protecting’ race and religion is a ‘serious human rights violation’ by Joshua Carroll YANGON, Myanmar - Legislators in Myanmar...

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf presumed behind Sulu blasts

Explosions hit police headquarters on southern Philippines island province Friday night injuring 15 people By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Police have tagged the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf...

Thailand: 13 Rohingya found abandoned by smugglers

BANGKOK Thai officials confirmed Wednesday that 13 Rohingya Muslims were found alongside a road after reportedly being abandoned by people smugglers in southern Chumphon province. Police...

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Illinois governor plans to block the revamp on Chicago schools’ funding

On Monday, the Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner stated his intentions to prevent the money set aside for setting off the pension of teachers of...