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  • Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal

    French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013. Hollande arrived in Guiuan town, where Typhoon Haiyan made...
  • Leaders in Asia face jail, arrests _ often due to politics

    On Wednesday, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader whose political feud with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dominated the country's politics for more than a decade. It was the latest in a series of legal...
  • FBI analysis suggests Philippines killed Marwan, one of SE Asia's most-wanted terror suspects

    DNA analysis suggests that Philippine authorities have killed one of Southeast Asia's most wanted terror suspects in a recent clash with Muslim rebels, the FBI said Wednesday. Philippine President President Benigno Aquino III last week said that the...
  • Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly commando raid on most-wanted terror suspects

    The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan. But the euphoria...
  • 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...
  • A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon

    A year after Haiyan, Philippines braces for another powerful typhoon
    A powerful storm is bearing down on the Philippines, prompting residents to flee their homes in some central coastal regions still recovering from last year’s deadly Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Hagupit, which was packing winds as high as 149 mph...
  • Philippine leader proposes autonomous Muslim state to end rebellion

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged lawmakers to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people. The proposed law is...
  • Philippine high court upholds law on birth control rights

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.  Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...
  • Philippines typhoon leaves millions in need of food, water, shelter

    MANILA -- The scale of the devastation beginning to unfold in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has stunned relief workers, who estimate that as many as 10 million people were affected by the storm that swept through the central Philippines late last week....