Pope Francis has vowed to end clerical sexual abuse, but bishops from Asia and Africa have shown a mixed response to a scandal some have termed a "Western problem".
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The Japanese city of Osaka has cut sister city ties with San Francisco over a statue in the US city memorialising women forced into sexual slavery.
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Japan should do more for victims of wartime sexual slavery, UN rights experts said at a hearing on Friday, insisting Tokyo had yet to provide full redress and reparations.
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Actor and Duterte Diehard Supporter Cesar Montano used government funds like his own personal money when he was Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Promotion Board (TPB) where he traveled every week in three months and doing nothing…
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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen called on the international community to "constrain" China by standing up for freedoms, casting her island's giant neighbour as a global threat to democracy.
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MANILA – Malacañang said Thursday President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to pivot to China, and not to be confrontational in resolving the West Philippine Sea dispute, is very timely.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has urged every nation to join China in pushing for alliances for open trade and development.
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Weapons imports to the Middle East and Asia have boomed over the past five years, fuelled by war and tensions in those regions, a new study showed on Monday.
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Japan's golf-mad prime minister has finally revealed the "national secret" of his best score -- in a good-natured brag to his country's Miss Universe representative.
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Senator Frank Drilon on Wednesday expressed some reservations on government’s decision to allow the entry of Chinese company into the local telecommunications (telecom) industry amid national security issues.
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US President Donald Trump unleashed a twitter storm from his Asia tour on Sunday, slamming "haters and fools" playing politics with US-Russia ties and declaring that he would never describe North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as "short and…
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Donald Trump tweeted his thanks and congratulations to the millions of Americans who elected him president one year ago Wednesday, including the "deplorables" criticized by rival Hillary Clinton during their toxic campaign.
President Rodrigo Duterte is hoping Chinese President Xi Jinping keeps his promise not to build structures on disputed portions of the South China Sea or the world might be thrown into a turmoil.
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China has unveiled a massive ship described as a "magic island maker" that is Asia's largest dredging vessel, state media reported Saturday.
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US President Donald Trump has decided at the last minute to extend a marathon trip to Asia, after criticism that he was expected to miss an East Asia regional summit.
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Over 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World Bank.
Widening inequality in Asia's teeming cities could lead to potentially risky social divisions, the World Bank warned Tuesday, urging governments to do more to help the urban poor.
The often difficult relations between the world's greatest powers, China and the United States, appear to be improving again as the pair work to resolve the North Korea nuclear stand-off.
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With no strong defense system, the Philippines must take the role of “fence sitter” in the ongoing tiff between the United States and North Korea.