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Vietnamese hostage rescued in Philippines

A Vietnamese sailor kidnapped by Islamist militants off the southern Philippines has been rescued after nine months in captivity, the military said on Monday, following the beheading of two fellow crewmen in July.


Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

Ten US sailors were missing and five injured after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore early Monday, the second accident involving an American warship in two months.


Millions pour into US towns in path of total eclipse

On Monday, when a total solar eclipse sweeps across the United States for the first time in 99 years, people gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, will be the last on the continent to experience it.


First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America

The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent August 21, casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast.


Californians once again want out of US

A group of Californians has submitted yet another initiative to secede from the United States as the country is gripped by one of its worst political crisis in recent history.


Beijing defends jailing of Hong Kong activists

China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using "so-called democracy" to conduct "illegal violent activities".


Q2 GDP grows 5.8%

Malaysia's economy recorded a robust expansion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, recording a 5.8 per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) compared with 4.0 per cent in the same quarter last year.


Necessary to have 1.6 million civil servants: Ali Hamsa

Chief secretary to the government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa said it was necessary for the government to hire 1.6 million civil servants in view of the expansion in public sector service items and need for enhanced service quality.


Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan's presidential office Friday, authorities said.


13 dead, 100 injured in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Drivers have ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 13 people dead and injuring more than 100 others.


 

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