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Many Filipino returnees still eye jobs abroad

MANILA: After the murder of a Philippine maid in Kuwait, domestic helpers are streaming back to Manila with tales of abusive employers – but many are still prepared to take…

‘I fear for my life’: Philippine lawyer behind Duterte investigation

MANILA: Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors, but now that…

First transgender officer joins Philippine army reserves

MANILA: The Philippine military has welcomed its first transgender officer, the defense department said yesterday, swearing in a prominent member of Congress as a reservist. Geraldine Roman, 50, who became…

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his “8Peppers” spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room. He doesn’t need them-stationed outside…

Goodbye to romance: Indonesian cities ban Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was banned in some Indonesian cities yesterday as police rounded up amorous couples, giving the official kiss-off to a tradition which critics say doesn’t deserve any love in…

Police shoot a man during sword attack at Indonesia church

JAKARTA: Indonesian police shot and wounded a man who attacked a church congregation with a sword during Sunday Mass, seriously injuring four people including a priest and destroying Christian imagery.…

Beijing knife rampage

BEIJING: A man motivated by personal grievances killed a woman and injured 12 others in a knife attack in Beijing yesterday, police said. The rampage unfolded at a busy shopping…

Emotional Duterte slams treatment of Filipinos in Kuwait

DAVAO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday pledged government help to evacuate Filipinos wanting to leave Kuwait, blasting the state for its “inhuman” treatment of migrant workers after reports of…

Displaced from the Libya ‘ghost town,’ stranded on desert plain

QARARAT AL-QATF: On a windswept desert plain, displaced families from a town which sided with Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi before his ouster in a 2011 revolt have been left in…

North Korea leader invites South Korea’s president to Pyongyang

GANGNEUNG: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South’s President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang yesterday, Seoul said, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang’s…

ICC weighs complaint against Duterte over drug war deaths

Critics say Duterte guilty of crimes against humanity MANILA: The International Criminal Court (ICC) has told the Philippines that it has begun a preliminary examination of a complaint accusing President…

Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake

HUALIEN, Taiwan: Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien yesterday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more…

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