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Australian who irked Duterte wins appeal, still faces ouster

Jun. 18, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine justice secretary on Monday revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who had irked the president by joining political rallies, but said she still faces possible deportation. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Bureau of Immigration's...

The Latest: Trump slams media coverage of North Korea summit

Jun. 18, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on developments in inter-Korean relations after last week's landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 11:55 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing his assault on the media by suggesting that its...

Ferry carrying 80 sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun. 18, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A night-time search and rescue effort is underway after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers sank Monday in a popular lake on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least one person. Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the boat sank in bad weather...

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

Jun. 18, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian prince who is a candidate in upcoming elections was transferred to a hospital in neighboring Thailand on Monday after being injured in a road crash that killed his wife, a fellow politician said. Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk and...

2 Koreas agree to march together at Asian Games

Jun. 18, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Athletes from the rival Koreas will march together under a single flag in the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia, officials said Monday, in another tension-easing step since last week's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North...

Philippine airstrikes target IS-linked militants near Marawi

Jun. 18, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military airstrikes and ground assaults targeted a group of Islamic State group-linked militants in an offensive that reportedly killed five extremists and forced more than 5,000 villagers to flee to safety in the south, officials said Monday. Army Col. Romeo Brawner...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jun. 18, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

Jun. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported Monday. The men from south central province of Binh Thuan were accused of...

Thai royal wealth moved from holding company to king

Jun. 16, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The official agency that had managed the vast wealth of Thailand's royal family has announced that its assets have formally been turned over to King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, who assumed the throne after the death of his father in 2016. An undated announcement seen...

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Jun. 16, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...