Fraser and Elvira share Maybank Championship lead
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former champion Marcus Fraser and Nacho Elvira turned in 7-under-par 65s for the joint lead of the Maybank Championship after the opening round on Thursday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes...
BEIJING (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary heaped praise on China's ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing on Wednesday, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Wednesday that they have seized methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers and biscuit cans in their second-largest drug haul this year in a...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday publicly named 46 government officials, including three congressmen, he said are involved in illegal drugs, and added...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — About 6.8 million people have been affected by a water shortage in and around the Philippine capital, with long lines forming for rationed water and businesses and some...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy flagship has sailed through the South China Sea with its commander renewing an American vow to "sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to" amid...
COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes and artillery fire, have killed several militants aligned with the Islamic State group in a new offensive in the...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine appeals court has upheld a decision that an online news site critical of President Rodrigo Duterte violated a constitutional ban on foreign ownership of...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Philippine Catholic priests said Monday they and some church leaders who are critical of the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs have received death...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday met a Filipino Muslim rebel leader who has become a regional governor under a Malaysian-brokered peace deal, telling...
PHOENIX (AP) — Three Arizona residents are among seven people charged with fraudulently selling jewelry imported from the Philippines as authentic Native American-made items.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. soldier known as Rambo who became a mercenary for drug dealers was sentenced to life in prison Thursday by a judge who cited his "truly horrific crimes."
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday that China should define its "so-called ownership" in the disputed South China Sea so other claimant countries...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Monday that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States is more likely to be involved in a "shooting war" in the disputed South China Sea than the Philippines but the latter would be embroiled in such a...
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A man who was living in a refugee camp in the Philippines more than 20 years ago is now the pastor at a Catholic church in Mississippi.
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the United States is committed to ensuring the South China Sea remains open to all kinds of navigation and that...
Pompeo: US worried over Chinese moves threatening navigation
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he would discuss U.S. concerns about Chinese actions that threaten freedom of navigation in the disputed South China...
Ex-Muslim rebels now governing volatile Philippine region
COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Former Muslim guerrillas are now governing a poverty- and conflict-wracked Muslim autonomous region under a peace deal partly aimed at combating Islamic State...
Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines were sworn in Friday as administrators of a new Muslim autonomous region in a delicate milestone...
Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines lacks the bravado, clan name or foreign...
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Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears.
A massive immunization drive that started last week in hard-hit Manila and four provincial regions may contain the outbreak by April, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said. President Rodrigo Duterte warned in a TV message Friday of fatal complications and urged children to be immunized.
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Young Buddhist novices attend a dance festival as part of Tibetan New Year celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal.
In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, South Korean high school seniors clad in traditional attire bow during a joint graduation and coming-of-age ceremony in Seoul.
AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested on a libel complaint accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent.
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Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest in a libel case.
Philippine journalist, Duterte critic arrested in libel case
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.
Philippine official: Abu Sayyaf harboring suicide bomber
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines may be harboring a foreign would-be suicide bomber in his jungle base, a senior official said Thursday.
Philippine police: 5 church bombing suspects in custody
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants accused of involvement in a deadly suicide attack at a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines have surrendered to authorities, the national police chief said Monday amid renewed terrorism fears.
Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in fierce jungle fighting that left five soldiers and three militants dead, as the military pushed forward with a fresh offensive following a deadly church bombing last weekend.
Bangladesh sues Manila-based bank in NY over heist
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's central bank has filed a lawsuit in a New York court against a Philippine bank, seeking damages and the return of $81 million stolen from its account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2016, an official said Friday.
Abu Hena Mohd. Rajee Hassan, head of Bangladesh Bank's Finance Intelligence Unit, confirmed that the case was filed in the Southern District Court of New York against Manila-based Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., or RCBC.
Citing drug crime, Sri Lanka plans 1st executions since 1976
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president pledged to end the country's 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and execute condemned drug traffickers amid alarm over drug-related crimes.
The statement on the government's website said President Maithripala Sirisena would order the executions soon but did not say how the prisoners would be executed. Sri Lanka last executed a prisoner in 1976. At the time, prisoners were hanged.
Grenade thrown into Philippine mosque kills 2 Islam teachers
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping early Wednesday morning, killing two of them and injuring four, authorities said.
It was the second explosion at a religious site in the south this week, though authorities didn't see it as retaliation for the bombings of a Roman Catholic cathedral in nearly Jolo during Sunday Mass that killed 21 people.
Duterte sees bombed church, tells army to crush Abu Sayyaf
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials on Monday visited a Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants set off bombs that killed 20 people and wounded more than 100.
The Latest: Muslim leader condemns Philippines bombings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on a bomb attack targeting a church in the southern Philippines (all times local):
The head of the world's largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines that killed 20 people and wounded nearly a dozen.
The general secretary of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Yousef Al-Othaimeen has also expressed his "deep indignation" at Sunday's terrorist attack.
20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral
JOLO, Philippines (AP) — Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said.
Filipino Muslims approve new autonomous region in referendum
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines overwhelmingly approved in a referendum the creation of a new autonomous region in hopes of ending nearly half a century of unrest, election officials said.
The Commission on Elections announced late Friday that the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is deemed ratified following a referendum on Monday. It says 1.5 million people voted in favor.
Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants.
Cyprus: 2 men missing with baby they allegedly bought
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police say they are seeking two men who are missing with a baby girl that they allegedly tried to adopt after a domestic worker purchased the child in the Philippines on their behalf.
Police said Monday the two men, a Greek Cypriot man and a foreign national who are believed to be a couple, face charges including people trafficking, conspiracy and forgery.
Son Heung-min helps South Korea beat China 2-0 at Asian Cup
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going.
In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team's second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on Wednesday.
With both teams already qualified, South Korea dominated possession and bombarded China's goal in a more confident performance than its dour 1-0 wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.
Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption.
Xie Haojie (SHEE'-ye hao-JEE'-ye) was arrested on Sunday in Manila in an operation coordinated with Chinese authorities.
The 49-year-old is wanted back home on charges of corruption that amounted to $210 million.
China advances to Asian Cup last 16, Australia rebounds
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — China and South Korea made it to the knockout round of the Asian Cup on Friday, while defending champion Australia stayed alive by rebounding from a stunning opening defeat.
China secured a spot in the round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over the Philippines in Group C, while South Korea advanced in the same group by defeating Kyrgyzstan 1-0.
Australia put its 1-0 opening loss to Jordan in the past by routing Palestine 3-0 in Group B.
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Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ despite terrorism fears and amid the president's attacks on the Catholic faith.
China, South Korea, Iran open Asian Cup with victories
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and the team needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Monday.
Lippi, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, is trying to win another title in what is likely to be his last major tournament. But it won't be easy in the United Arab Emirates.