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Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan’s giant step toward 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. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week’s caning of two Indonesian men as ...

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

May 26, 2017

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday. Solicitor General Jose Calida said Indonesians and Malaysians are fighting alongside the gunmen who attacked Marawi, a city of ...

Printed rocket makes history

/ May 25, 2017

Printed rocket makes history

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D-printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula. “Made it to space. Team delighted,” Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. The successful launch of a ...

Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

May 25, 2017

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 rampaged through a southern city. Duterte declared martial law on Tuesday for the southern region of Mindanao — which makes up roughly one-third ...