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Philippine forces attack besieged city to clear Islamic State-linked rebels as deaths mount

5 hours 18 min ago
Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched “precision attacks” Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that ...
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Printed rocket makes history

15 hours 32 min ago
Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D-printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula. ...
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Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

16 hours 10 min ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism after Islamist militants rampaged through a southern ...
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Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

17 hours 14 min ago
Taiwan’s giant step toward allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay ...
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Little-known Maute militants becoming formidable force in Philippines

19 hours 19 min ago
A Muslim militant group that is tactically smart, savvy with social media and eager to align with the Islamic State has emerged from the glut ...
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In first under Trump, U.S. warship sails near China-claimed man-made island in South China Sea

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:17
Beijing has protested after the U.S. Navy reportedly sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 km) of one of China’s man-made islands in the disputed South ...
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Two suicide bombers kill three police officers outside Jakarta bus terminal

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:09
A suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit ...
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Taiwan’s top court recognizes same-sex marriage, a first in Asia

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:48
In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights ...
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China says no one should bring chaos to Korean peninsula

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:17
China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of ...
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Trump slams North Korean leader as ‘madman with nuclear weapons’ in call with Philippines’ Duterte

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:51
U.S. President Donald Trump labeled North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a “madman with nuclear weapons” — just days before he said he would be ...
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Duterte declares martial rule in Mindanao, cuts Russia trip short

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:37
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he will be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country’s south as he abruptly left Moscow to ...
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China says ‘very strong’ need for new talks with North Korea to ease nuclear tensions

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:41
China’s U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that multiple North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, with no end in sight, show the “very strong” need for ...
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North Korea, if left unchecked, on ‘inevitable’ path to nuclear ICBM: U.S. general

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:19
North Korea, if left unchecked, is on an “inevitable” path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States, Defense Intelligence Agency Director ...
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South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:58
South Korea’s military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang’s latest missile test which drew international ...
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China flexes muscle in spy games against U.S.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:11
A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they ...
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South Korean ‘swordsman’ leads prosecution against impeached ex-leader Park

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:54
A high-flying prosecutor, who was demoted under impeached former president Park Geun-hye, is overseeing the case against her as Park made her first appearance in ...
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U.S delivers 6 coastal patrol boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:17
The United States has delivered six coastal patrol boats to Vietnam’s coast guard in a move that expands the two nation’s security cooperation amid tension ...
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China’s imports from North Korea sink below $100 million in April as coal ban bites

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:04
China’s total imports of North Korean goods in April fell below $100 million to a multiyear low, accelerating a months-long decline after China halted coal ...
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Symantec says ‘highly likely’ North Korea group behind ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attacks

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:03
Cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp. said on Monday it was “highly likely” a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the “WannaCry” cyberattack this month ...
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U.S. starts ‘extreme vetting’ at Australia’s offshore detention centers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:03
U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun “extreme vetting” interviews at Australia’s offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps said Tuesday, as Washington honors a ...
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