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In this genre, the flavor of the decade has been the notion that “South Asia...
The first aircraft carrier designed and built in China was launched Wednesday...
The 45th president entered office raging against a post-WWII order built by the...
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One of the top deals in the EMU sector in the Asia Pacific region was Duet Group's USD 9.8 billion buyout by a consortium led by Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong Property and Saudi Arabian Oil's 50 per cent stake...
Nearly 100 days into his administration and amid a growing crisis with North Korea, President Trump has so far failed to install Asia policy officials in several key posts across the government, a situation experts say...
Parts of a US-built anti-missile system designed to mitigate the threat of North Korean missiles have been moved to the planned deployment site in South Korea as tensions with the nuclear-armed country escalate....
The world is anxiously waiting for North Korea's sixth nuclear test....
Facebook has removed video that reportedly showed a man in Thailand killing his 11-month-old daughter, the social media company said Tuesday....
North Korea put on a muscle-flexing display of artillery power Tuesday to mark a national holiday and thumb its nose at US President Donald Trump's declaration that the country has "gotta behave."...
It is a remarkable, late-blooming career. Man Kaur only started running at the age of 93, but the 101-year-old stole the show at the World Masters Games in New Zealand by winning 100m gold in 74 seconds....
US warships and submarines are on the move. North Korea has carried out a massive live-fire drill. Washington and Pyongyang are trading inflammatory rhetoric on a weekly basis....
Equities in Asia extended gains for a third session early Wednesday as sustained political optimism, currency tailwinds and the growing prospect of a U.S. tax overhaul whetted appetite for risk. Sparked by the success...
Equities in Asia continued this week's rebound Wednesday as sustained political optimism, currency tailwinds and the growing prospect of a U.S. tax overhaul drove risk appetite. Triggered by the success of centrist,...

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U.S. President Donald Trump has invited all 100 U.S. senators to the White House Wednesday for a classified briefing that will primarily concern North Korea. The briefing will be conducted by Defense Secretary Jim...
Jane Perlez, The New York Times’s bureau chief in Beijing, on the apps she uses and how she manages to work in spite of the Great Firewall....
India’s plans to invest in a strategic port in Sri Lanka as a counterbalance to China’s massive infrastructure investments in the Indian Ocean island country got a push Wednesday as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil...
The terrorist Maute group is using money to recruit orphaned young men in Lanao del Sur, GMA News' Ian Cruz reported on '24 Oras' on Wednesday....
In the biggest sweep since the referendum on presidential powers, those arrested were accused of being “secret imams” for the American-based cleric Fethullah Gulen....
Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have all toured Asia less than 100 days into President Donald Trump's administration, but experts still say the US...
The Office of the Ombudsman has formally charged a former Zamboanga del Norte town mayor over his alleged anomalous purchase of a bulldozer worth P15.9 million in 2008....
The entire CCP complex on Wednesday was closed to both motorists and pedestrians as part of the security preparations for the ASEAN Summit this week....
The armed forces’ treatment of gay service members has become an issue in the presidential race, with the leading candidate saying he opposes homosexuality....
Pauwi na sana siya sa bahay ng kanyang tiyahin nang bigla siyang tutukan ng kutsilyo sa tagiliran ng isa sa mga suspek. Pinilit umano ang dalagita na lumunok ng tableta kaya siya nawalan ng malay....
According to the latest earnings release the number of private bankers, or RMs, employed by Credit Suisse in Asia Pacific in the first quarter of 2017 stood at 620. That is 20 less than the 640 reported for the fourth...
Authorities have rescued a 10-year-old girl in Tagum City, Davao del Norte after her grandmother allegedly cut off a portion of her finger....
Ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have chosen three human rights defenders from Cambodia, El Salvador and Egypt as this year’s finalists...
The Muslim activist’s Facebook post on the holiday honoring Australia’s war dead stirred anger for its references to island detention centers and Syria....
South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in outraged persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality, something his supporters say he had to do to win office...
Jobseekers can go to any of the 55 job fairs to be conducted simultaneously around the country on May 1, Labor Day, and try their luck on the over 200,000 jobs available both locally and overseas....
An estimated P500,000 worth of jewelry and cash worth P20 thousand were allegedly stolen by a houseboy from his employer in Tondo, Manila, a report by Cesar Apolinario on '24 Oras' said on Wednesday....
The support of 60 percent of Filipinos for the reimposition of the death penalty as shown by a recent survey affirmed the popular backing for President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said on Wednesday....
A human rights advocacy group on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue rules for the effective prevention and investigation of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration's anti-drug war....
The current Congress now already accounts for 16 or more than half of the pro-death penalty bills filed since 2006....