Tokyo risks souring Seoul ties with territorial claims

Japan’s foreign policy report claims South Korean-controlled islets, day after Tokyo rebuked for 'distorting' history. SEOUL - Recent signs of an improvement in Seoul-Tokyo ties took...

NKorea again denies executed defectors caught in Laos

Children detained by Laotian authorities in 2013 and forced onto plane to China before being returned to North. SEOUL (AA) - North Korea has again...

EU reveals new border force to tackle refugee crisis

Proposed agency will have greater powers, more resources than current system BRUSSELS - The EU unveiled plans for a new European border agency on Tuesday...

The Philippines to investigate the death of 2 Vietnamese fishermen

A Philippines administration spokesperson had guaranteed their Vietnamese counterparts that the "reasonable in addition to careful" examination concerning these passings for a duo of...

Filipina inmate’s family notified of impending execution

Relatives set to visit single mother at penal island where diplomats of countries with nationals on death row were summoned. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The family...
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Abu Sayyaf suspected of decapitating Philippine worker

Body of cellular tower inspector found day after abduction in southern Basilan province. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A cellular tower inspector has been found dead in...
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More than 60 workers feared dead in Philippines fire

Police chief says 3 confirmed dead while search and rescue operations ongoing for around 63 others. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Three people have been confirmed...
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Philippine soldier, 3 Abu Sayyaf killed in clash

At least three rebels, six troops also wounded in 4-hour firefight at camp where group made bombs, army says. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – One Philippine...
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Indonesian police to name suspects in forced labor case

Most suspects from joint Malaysian-Thai fishing firm accused of forcing fishermen to work on remote island. JAKARTA -- Indonesia’s national police have announced that they...

Cambodian dog lovers: The pets are not for eating

Police break up 'Say No to Dog Meat' rally in Phnom Penh - one of many held wordwide at the weekend. PHNOM PENH - A...

UPDATE – China: 10 rescued after boat sinks with 458 passengers

Boat carrying 458 passengers turned over and sank on China's longest river overnight in a storm. UPDATES WITH DETAILS BEIJING - Ten people have been rescued...

Filipino Muslims say would welcome Rohingya boat people

'As Muslims, we should take care of our brothers and sisters in Islam especially those poor who are seeking help,' says a regional leader. ZAMBOANGA...

IOM chief wants SEA to take positive view of migration

- On eve of regional meet on boat people crisis director-general of International Organization for Migration states world has got to get away from...

UPDATE – Mass migrant grave found in Malaysia: report

- Nearly 100 bodies of suspected Rohingya migrants reportedly found, after similar finds across border in Thailand. UPDATES WITH BACKGROUND KUALA LUMPUR – A mass grave...
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Scientist warns Philippines not ready for strong quake

Says Metro Manila must undertake preparations to reduce potential impact of powerful tremors along active fault system. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A scientist employed by...

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