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May 28, 2016

Crime reporter shot dead in Philippine capital: police

A crime journalist has been shot dead in Manila, police and colleagues said Saturday, the latest addition to a lengthening list of unsolved murders of media workers in the Philippines. Alex Balcoba, 56, was attacked in central Manila late Friday outside a watch repair ...

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

May 26, 2016

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as television stations interviewed ...

Top dissident spirited away for Obama's Vietnam visit

May 25, 2016

Top dissident spirited away for Obama's Vietnam visit

Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Quang A spent much of Tuesday as a tourist with plainclothes cops — eating fish noodle soup, visiting a temple and a fortune teller — returning home just as President Barack Obama took off from Hanoi aboard Air Force One. “It ...

May 25, 2016

South Korean court rejects same-sex marriage lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a prominent gay film director and his partner seeking legal status for their same-sex marriage was rejected by a South Korean district court on Wednesday in the first case of its kind. Movie director Kim Jho Gwang-soo and his long-time ...