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  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 181st day of 2015. There are 184 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 30, 1865, eight people, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, were convicted by a military commission of conspiring with...
  • Filipino Muslim rebels lay down arms to reinforce peace deal

    The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines handed over dozens of assault weapons Tuesday in a symbolic gesture to reinforce a peace pact stalled by a public outcry over the killings earlier this year of dozens of police commandos in a fierce battle...
  • Muslim rebels in Philippines to start turning over weapons

    Muslim guerrillas in the Philippines will begin turning over their weapons as part of a peace deal even as lawmakers are still debating a law creating a new autonomous Muslim region in the country's south, rebel and government peace negotiators said...
  • In Asia, China's increasingly assertive acts prompt unity among opponents

    BEIJING China is showing itself to be a unifying force in Asia uniting various countries against Beijing's increasingly assertive actions in the South China Sea. On Monday, Malaysian officials announced they would register a complaint against a Chinese...
  • Philippines wants defense pact for Japanese troops

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he wants to start talks to allow Japanese troops into his Southeast Asian country, as both nations try to build up their defenses at a time of tense territorial disputes with China. A visiting forces...
  • Pacquiao silencia a un país completo

    Tristeza y decepción fue el saldo en Filipinas tras la derrota de Manny Pacquiao ante Floyd Mayweather. La tristeza y la decepción se apoderaron de los filipinos tras la derrota de Manny Pacquiao en su publicitado combate contra el estadounidense...
  • Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed

    Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed
    Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday. The Australians, Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan,...
  • Philippine peace deal and president face scrutiny after deadly raid

    Philippine peace deal and president face scrutiny after deadly raid
    The vast Philippine island of Mindanao was synonymous with Muslim separatist violence for decades. That was before the government and a large rebel group signed a peace deal last year. The pact, which calls for a cease-fire and legislation to...
  • Pope Francis leaves Manila after drawing record crowd of 6 million

    Pope Francis leaves Manila after drawing record crowd of 6 million
    Pope Francis flew out of this Catholic bastion in Asia on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass....
  • Pope Francis stirs controversy in debate about freedom of speech

    Pope Francis stirs controversy in debate about freedom of speech
    Pope Francis on Thursday stirred fresh controversy in the debate over freedom of speech and individual responsibility with a remark that suggested that a violent reaction to insults should be expected. In an on-board news conference with journalists...
  • Pope strongly defends church teaching against contraception

    Pope strongly defends church teaching against contraception
    Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life." Francis also denounced the corruption...