Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Civilians trapped in Marawi forced into combat role: Army

REUTERS MARAWI CITY Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said ..

Philippine leader  appears in public  as rumours of health woes swirl

REUTERS MANILA Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte reappeared in public on Tuesday after an absence of a week, his longest disappearance from the spotlight as president, amid concerns about his health that the government insists ..

DPA Hanoi A northern Vietnamese woman is being investigated after a video of her foster daughter being tortured was uploaded to social media, state media reported on Tuesday. Nguyen Thi Phuong, a grocer in Vinh Phuc province, was ..

AFP Bangkok A Thai appeals court on Tuesday overturned a murder conviction of a gunman who gained national notoriety for allegedly firing an assault rifle concealed inside a popcorn bag during political clashes in 2014. The ruling ..

dpa Bangkok Thailand has no immediate plans to buy war weapons and military equipment from the United States, the Thai junta said on Tuesday, responding to media reports about planned purchases of US armaments. "They are too ..

DPA Hanoi Nine bears that were held in cages at an illegal bile farm in southern Vietnam for around a decade have been handed over to a sanctuary, a conservationist behind the rescue told dpa on Tuesday. The bears left the farm near Ho Chi ..

Hanoi Five houses were knocked down by a wave of sediment pushed by river waters early Tuesday on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, sending panicked residents scrambling, state media reported. At approximately 1 am (1800 GMT ..