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Philippines says it will not grant US access to more bases

The Philippines says it has no plans to give the United States more access to military bases in the Southeast Asian country, putting a cap on the current total number of nine sites.Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told foreign correspondents in Manila Monday that the country's decision last year to increase the number of sites agreed upon under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement or EDCA was a re.....»»

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This week in Christian history- First baptisms in Philippines - The Christian Post

This week in Christian history: First baptisms in Philippines The Christian Post.....»»

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Xinhua Commentary: Unveiling realities of mutual defense between Washington, its allies

© Provided by Xinhua While the U.S. concept of mutual defense appears to protect an ally, in reality, it serves as a security guarantee from a dominant power to its subordi.....»»

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US, China defense chiefs hold first call since 2022

Pentagon - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday, the first dialogue between the two countries' defense chiefs in nearly 17 months.The Pentagon said Austin and Chinese Admiral Dong Jun discussed "defense relations" and global security issues from Russia's unprovoked war in Ukraine to recent provocations from North Korea. A press release said Austin stressed the importa.....»»

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Under Biden, US reimagines Asian alliances as lattice fence

Seoul, South Korea - For decades, U.S. policy in Asia has relied on what was informally known as the "hub and spokes" system of bilateral alliances. But lately, U.S. officials have used another analogy to describe their vision for the region: a lattice fence.It may sound like only a metaphorical tweak, but officials in the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden say it could have big implications, as they try.....»»

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3 suspected militants killed in southern Philippine clash

MANILA, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Philippine troops have killed three alleged members of Dawlah Islamiya (DI), an Islamic militant group, during a clash in the southern Philippines, the military said Monday. The military said a soldier was wounded in the 20-minute fighting that broke out on Saturday in a town in Lanao del Norte province. "The enemies were forced to withdraw and escape amid the exchange of gunf.....»»

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US Army s Mid-Range Capability makes its first deployment in the Philippines for Salaknib 24

NORTHERN LUZON, Philippines - In a historic first, the 1st Multi-Domain Task Force successfully deployed the Mid-Range Capability (MRC) missile system to Northern Luzon, Philippines, on April 11, 2024, as part of Exercise Salaknib 24. This landmark deployment marks a significant milestone for the new capability while enhancing interoperability, readiness, and defense capabilities in coordination with the Armed Forces o.....»»

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China takes three golds at Asian Badminton Championships

© Provided by Xinhua China clinched three titles at the Asian Badminton Championships, while Indonesia's Jonatan Christie saw off home favorite Li Shi Feng to take the men's singles crown......»»

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Asian Wrestling Championships 2024: Anju, Harshita shine with silver medal wins, Antim settles for bronze

Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan], April 15 (ANI): India wrestlers Anju and Harshita produced remarkable performances as they bagged a silver medal each in the Asian Wrestling Championships 2024 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Anju won silver in the women's 53kg weight category, while Harshita finished second in the women's 72kg category. Manisha and Antim Panghal also secured bronze medals in the women's 62kg and 65kg weight classes, respect.....»»

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Media should check construction in protected areas

THE BUILDING of a resort in the midst of the fabled Chocolate Hills of Bohol was first revealed by a social media post to advertise the place, oblivious to the serious concerns it raised. Netizens quickly reacted and triggered widespread criticism that urged the Senate to hold an investigation.Captain's Peak Resort stands amid the expanse of hills stretching into the horizon, a seemingly endless field of mounds,.....»»

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Xinhua world news summary at 0800 GMT, April 15

DOHA -- At least 12 people died in weather-related accidents in certain Omani governorates, Oman News Agency reported on Sunday. The victims were killed after their vehicles were swept away by rapidly flowing waters, the search and rescue sector of Oman's National Committee for Emergency Management was quoted as saying. (Oman-Flood-Deaths) - - - - MEXICO CITY -- At least three people were killed af.....»»

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Philippine remittances rise by 3 pct in February

MANILA, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos reached 2.95 billion U.S. dollars in February, recording a 3 percent year-on-year growth, the Philippine central bank said on Monday. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the cumulative personal remittances grew by 2.8 percent to 6.10 billion dollars in the first two months, with the United States, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.....»»

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, April 15

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian government has agreed to establish Energy Exchange Malaysia (ENEGEM) for cross-border green electricity sales to neighboring countries. The Ministry of Energy Transition and Water Transformation (Petra) said in a statement on Monday that the move is in line with Malaysia's energy transition aspiration and commitment to support regional power integration via the ASEAN Power Grid Init.....»»

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Philippines says 4 Filipino sailors aboard ship seized by Iranian forces

MANILA, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines on Sunday said four Filipino sailors were among the crew of a container ship seized by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf on Saturday. In a statement, the Philippines' Department of Migrant Workers confirmed the seizure of the vessel MSC Aries "with four Filipino seafarers on board," adding that it has contacted the families of the four sailors. The Philippine.....»»

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Xinhua world news summary at 0630 GMT, April 14

TEHRAN/JERUSALEM -- The following are the latest developments related to Iran's massive drone and missile attack against Israel: A combined attack of dozens of ballistic missiles and hundreds of drones from Iran triggered air raid alerts across Israel early on Sunday, the Israeli army said. The projectiles triggered sirens in Jerusalem, the Negev Desert and the Dead Sea in the south, the Israeli-annexed G.....»»

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US top diplomat for East Asia to visit China amid tensions in South China Sea

Washington, DC [US], April 14 (ANI): US Assistant State Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink is set to begin his visit to China today (Sunday) to meet Chinese officials as part of ongoing efforts to maintain open lines of communication between the two countries. The US official, Kritenbrink, will be on his visit to China from April 14 to 16. "Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pa.....»»

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China take three golds at Badminton Asia Championships

NINGBO, April 14 (Xinhua) -- With three golds, three silvers, and seven bronze medals, China's badminton team asserted its dominance in the 2024 Badminton Asia Championships here on Sunday. In an all-Chinese women's singles final, Olympic champion Chen Yufei lost to Wang Zhiyi, who claimed her first Asian title in Manila in 2022. After winning the first set 21-19, Wang dominated the second set 21-7 to clinch the.....»»

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US, allies plan show of force in South China Sea

Japan, Australia, and the Philippines have joined with Washington for a joint military drill in waters claimed by Beijing The US and three of its allies have announced a joint military exercise in disputed waters of the South China Sea, potentially ratcheting up tensions with Beijing as they seek to demonstrate their.....»»

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Philippines: New Drug War Declared in Davao City

(Manila) - The mayor of Davao City in the Philippines, Sebastian Duterte, recently declared a new "war on drugs," suggestive of the abusive campaign of his father, former President Rodrigo Duterte, Human Rights Watch said today. Local authorities killed five people in the 24 hours after he made the declaration and at least seven within a matter of days.The failu.....»»

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PM heads to Singapore, Thailand, and Philippines

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will travel to Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines this week (April 14-20), along with a senior business delegation, signalling the Government's commitment to deepen New Zealand's international engagement, especially our relationships in South East Asia."South East Asia is a region that is more crucial than ever to our prosperity and our security......»»

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