Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Senator urges Duterte cabinet to declare president 'unfit to rule'

Reuters MANILA A STAUNCH critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged the Cabinet to declare the president unfit to rule, describing him as a 'sociopathic serial killer' because of his war on drugs and ..

Hundreds evacuated as flooding hits Jakarta

AFP/AP Jakarta Widespread flooding hit the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after hours of torrential rain, with thousands of homes inundated, cars stranded and at least one person killed. More than 50 areas are flooded in Jakarta and ..

AFP Geneva A PROBE into whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad is making progress following crucial whistleblower testimony this week, the head of the country's rights watchdog said Tuesday. ..

Reuters BORACAY Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as 'very unsettling' and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of 'recent developments', the ..

Reuters KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities said on Tuesday they still need to establish what was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and the body had not been formally identified as no next of ..

MANILA Filipino Islamic militants were likely behind an attack on a Vietnamese cargo ship in which one crew member was killed and six others abducted, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Tuesday. The MV Giang Hai was ..

TANAY The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition. Most of the dead and injured ..

MANILA More than 250 rogue police reassigned by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to an island stronghold of Islamist militants failed to show up at their punishment posting on Tuesday, and faced expulsion from the force. Just ..

BALI Indonesian prosecutors have sought eight-year prison sentences for a British man and an Australian woman accused of killing a police officer on the tourist island of Bali. David James Taylor and his Australian girlfriend Sara ..

BANGKOK Rights groups on Tuesday urged the Thai army to drop defamation charges against three activists over a report on torture in the conflict-hit south, decrying the prosecution as an effort to silence critics. A state ..

PHNOM PENH A quarter of Cambodia's political parties will be unable to participate in the June 4 elections once a bill on political parties becomes law. Hang Puthea, spokesperson for the National Election Committee~said that ..