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Is Marwan dead? Philippines awaits result of costly raid

Jan 31, 2015

Is Marwan dead? Philippines awaits result of costly raid

The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: “Mike 1 bingo,” a code meaning they had killed one of Southeast Asia’s most-wanted terrorism suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan. But the euphoria among police generals monitoring ...

China not lovin' plan for McDonald's on famed West Lake

Jan 30, 2015

China not lovin' plan for McDonald's on famed West Lake

U.S. fast food giant McDonald’s has served up a extra-large order of controversy by proposing a branch in a historic building in one of China’s most frequently painted landscapes, Hangzhou’s West Lake. The government agency that manages the lake and its surroundings this week ...

Philippines mourns 44 slaughtered police

Jan 30, 2015

Philippines mourns 44 slaughtered police

A long, slow procession of coffins draped in the Philippine flag poured out of military transport planes in Manila on Thursday, as the country mourned dozens of policemen killed in a botched anti-terror operation. Marching to muted drums, uniformed commandos bore the numbered coffins ...

Jan 30, 2015

Indonesia ready to execute foreigners after rejecting clemency

Indonesia is ready to execute seven foreign drug convicts on death row after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected, an official said, in a move certain to set Jakarta on a collision course with international allies. The seven include two Australian leaders of ...

Jan 30, 2015

Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam: police

Thousands of live cats destined “for consumption” have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance. Cat meat, known locally as “little tiger,” is an increasingly popular delicacy in Vietnam, and although ...