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Philippines slams US drama series for depicting president making sexual advance toward secretary of state

2017-03-08

Manila on Tuesday “strongly protested” an American television drama for showing a fictional Philippine president making a sexual advance on the US secretary of state.

Malaysia foils 'Yemeni attack on Arab royals'

2017-03-08

Malaysian police say they have foiled a planned attack on Arab royals by suspected militants from Yemen.

Former policeman claims President Rodrigo Duterte orchestrated 200 killings while mayor of Davao

2017-03-07

A retired Philippine officer on Monday linked President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, and his men to more than 200 killings, including of foreign drug suspects, that the officer and other members of a so-called death squad allegedly carried out.

Myanmar rebel clashes in Kokang leave 30 dead

2017-03-07

At least 30 people have been killed on Myanmar's border with China, after clashes between ethnic rebels and the security forces.

Dengvaxia vaccine given to a million kids in Philippines

2017-03-06

The Dengvaxia vaccine has been tested on a million children in the Philippines, in a 3.5-billion-peso (S$98 million) state-sponsored immunisation programme that began in April last year.

Viral video shows Malaysian pastor's abduction took just under a minute

2017-03-06

The abduction of Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo happened in just under a minute. Footage of a viral video, supposedly of the abduction, showed at least seven vehicles - including two motorcycles - were involved in the operation.

MH370 families refuse to give up hope, instead launch campaign to fund search for the missing jet

2017-03-06

Families of passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have launched a campaign to privately fund a search for the aircraft.

Philippine army finds body of beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner

2017-03-06

The body of a German hostage beheaded by Islamist militants in the Philippines this week has been recovered, military officials say.

Hanging, firing squad or injection: Philippines takes big step towards bringing back death penalty for drug crimes

2017-03-03

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to bring back the death penalty for drug-related crimes has cleared a major hurdle, with supporters backing it in congress but critics denouncing the plans as “inhumane”.

Saudi king calls for a united fight against terrorism during landmark visit to Indonesia

2017-03-03

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman called Thursday for a united fight against terrorism in a speech to Indonesia’s parliament during a landmark state visit to the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.