Philippine presidential candidate Duterte vows to ‘kill criminals’

MANILA: Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte yesterday renewed his vow to kill criminals as the tough-talking favorite hit the stump in the capital heading...

Japanese lawmakers, Cabinet minister visit Tokyo war shrine – To honor millions of deceased...

TOKYO: Dozens of Japanese lawmakers including a Cabinet minister visited a Tokyo war shrine on yesterday in a ritual sure to anger China and...

Leading Philippine candidate says he may cut US, Australia ties

MANILA: Trash-talking Philippine presidential favorite Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and Australia after their...

Japan Catholic school sex-abuse victims demand to be heard – ‘They decided to do...

TOKYO: The Roman Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal has stretched into one of the least Catholic countries: Japan, where former students at a prestigious...

Aftershocks rattle Japan as deaths from quakes rise to 45

MINAMIASO: Japan's southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock yesterday and searchers found a woman's body buried under landslide rubble, raising the...

China criticizes Taiwan for releasing fraud suspects

BEIJING: A Chinese spokesman criticized Taiwan after the self-ruled island released 20 fraud suspects just one day after they were deported from Malaysia, citing...

Philippine presidential candidate attacked over rape joke

MANILA: Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, whose campaign promises a ruthless war on crime, was angrily condemned yesterday after a video surfaced of...

Gunmen kidnap four Indonesian sailors off Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Gunmen have abducted four Indonesian sailors and shot and wounded one crew member on the high seas off the east coast of...

Search for survivors after deadly Japan earthquake – Aftershocks rattle southwestern island

MASHIKI, Japan: Shaken residents of a southern Japanese island rocked by a powerful earthquake that left at least nine dead queued for water in...

Powerful earthquake hits south Japan, houses crash

TOKYO: A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck southern Japan yesterday evening, collapsing walls and a number of houses. There are...

Islamists behead two hostages in the Philippines

MANILA: Philippine militants that want to ally with Islamic State jihadists have beheaded two local hostages, police said yesterday. Police on the southern island...

Philippines military on the defensive after bloody clash

MANILA: The Philippines army defended its operations yesterday after 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a jungle ambush by militants...

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