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Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine battle

Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46.


Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

South Korea on Friday authorised a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal president Moon Jae-In's pursuit of dialogue with Pyongyang.


Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack

Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month?


Indonesia probes suicide attack killing three cops

Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing attack near a busy Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen, the latest assault in the Muslim-majority country as it faces a surge in militant plots.


'My child is sold': Mahathir

"Proton has been sold. It has been sold to foreigners... They say Proton is my brainchild. Now the child of my brain has been sold."


Najib still most preferred candidate for PM: study

31% of respondents feel that Najib remains their favorite choice for PM, vis-à-vis 8% for Anwar Ibrahim.


Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.


US Navy ship sails near reef claimed by Beijing

A US Navy ship has sailed in disputed South China Sea waters near a reef claimed by Beijing in the first "freedom of navigation" exercise under President Donald Trump, a US official said.


'Smart genes' account for 20% of intelligence: study

Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 52 genes linked to human intelligence, 40 of which have been identified as such for the first time.


Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through a southern city.


 

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