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58 dead in 3 days in renewed Philippine anti-drug killings

Duterte happy with the spike in drug bloodshed MANILA: Philippine police killed at least 26 more drug and crime suspects in overnight gunbattles in the capital, bringing to 58 the…

Duterte praises police killings of 32, urges more

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday urged police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in “shock and…

Militants preparing chemical attacks nabbed: Indonesia

BANDUNG, Indonesia: Indonesian police said they arrested five suspected Islamic militants yesterday and seized chemicals that were to be used for attacks on several locations, including the presidential palace. West…

China reports no collapses following powerful quake

BEIJING: Chinese monitors say they’ve detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country’s mountainous southwest that killed at least 19 people. The Institute…

Trump warns N Korea of ‘fire and fury’

Declares US nuclear arsenal ‘more powerful than ever’ WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump yesterday ratcheted up his war of words with North Korea, declaring that America’s nuclear arsenal was “more powerful…

Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19

6.5 magnitude quake cracks highways, triggers landslides CHENGDU: China yesterday evacuated nearly 60,000 people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19 people, rattling a region…

Ex-Miss Universe urges HIV testing in Philippines

The Philippines’ former Miss Universe conducted a public HIV test in Manila yesterday a week after the United Nations said her country had the fastest-growing number of infections in Asia.…

Chinese caught with his brother’s arms

SHANGHAI: A Chinese man was detained after a bus station security scanner revealed that he had his brother’s severed arms in his luggage, state media reported, but police said he…

Duterte on human rights scandals: Don’t go there

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Monday with America’s top diplomat, where he voiced solidarity with the US amid global concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program and angrily dismissed media…

Southeast Asia urges Malaysia to halt migrant crackdown

KUALA LUMPUR: Southeast Asian lawmakers yesterday urged Malaysia to halt a crackdown on migrant workers that has seen more than 6,000 foreigners detained and sparked alarm among rights groups. Relatively…

N Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejecting talks

‘United States will pay the price for its crime’ MANILA: North Korea vowed yesterday that tough new United Nations sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, as…

US pressures N Korea after sanctions vote

Sanctions could cost Pyongyang $1 billion a year MANILA: The United States and China piled pressure on North Korea yesterday to abandon its nuclear missile program after the UN Security…

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