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AGeNCIES tarlac THE PHILIPPINE Navy welcomed its first landing dock vessel on Monday at Pier 13 in Manila. The strategic sealift vessel Tarlac (LD- 601) can transport more than a battalion size of troops, two rigid-hill inflatable ..

AFP DAVAO CITY PHILIPPINE president-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to introduce executions by hanging as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown that would also include ordering military snipers to kill suspected ..

SIBOLANGIT FIFTEEN students holidaying at a popular tourist spot in western Indonesia have been killed in a landslide, an official said Monday, with fears the death toll could rise. Heavy rain and flash flooding triggered a major ..

TAIPEI A GROUP of Taiwanese fraud suspects deported from Malaysia to China have confessed and will be tried on the mainland, according to Chinese authorities, despite an angry Taipei demanding they face justice at home. The ..

Jakarta AT LEAST 10 people have died after drinking contaminated alcohol in Indonesia's Yogyakarta province, police said on Monday. The victims fell ill last week after drinking arak, a distilled alcoholic beverage, ..

KUALA LUMPUR FIVE Vietnamese fishermen on Monday were sentenced by a Malaysian court to six months in jail for possession of monitor lizards and wild boar, the government said. The convicts were arrested on May 8 at a jetty in ..

AFP MANILA ISLAMIST extremists in the Philippines who last month beheaded a Canadian man say they will kill another Western hostage if a multi-million dollar ransom is not paid within four weeks. A video released by Abu Sayyaf -- ..

AFP DAVAO CITY PHILIPPINE president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he had cancelled plans to visit the Vatican to personally apologise for calling the pope a"son of a whore". "No more. That's enough," Duterte told ..

AFP KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA'S government faced fresh allegations of trampling rights on Monday after the leader of a massive demonstration last year calling for the premier's ouster over a graft scandal said she was ..

Bangkok, May 16, 2016 (AFP) -A former policeman in Thailand has been charged with murdering a woman whose fate led to the discovery of a suspected mass grave, police said Monday. Reports about a large burial site in the northeast, ..

Bangkok A FORMER policeman in Thailand has been charged with murdering a woman whose fate led to the discovery of a suspected mass grave, police said on Monday. Reports about a large burial site in the northeast, where criminal gangs ..

DAVAO CITY THE LEADER of the Philippines' communist insurgency will be welcome to return home after nearly three decades in exile and participate in peace talks, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has said. Communist Party of ..