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South Korea cautiously optimistic about US-Japan military upgrades

WASHINGTON - South Korea is cautiously optimistic about alliance upgrades that the U.S. and Japan have planned to bolster security in East Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.A South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the ministry "noted" that the U.S. and Japan, at their summit in Washington last week, spoke of "the defensive nature of the U.S.-Japan alliance" and emphasized "peace and stability" in the reg.....»»

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US Defence Secretary holds talks with Chinese counterpart, first since 2022

Washington [US], April 17 (ANI) United States Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and and his Chinese counterpart Dong Jun held talks in nearly 18 months and discussed US-China defence relations and regional and global security issues, the Pentagon said. In the meeting held via videoconference on Tuesday, Austin stressed the importance of keeping military-to-military communication lines between the US and China open, it said......»»

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Abduction by state agents: An isolated incident or a growing pattern

JEERS TO the media for reporting the abduction in Batangas of Jose Marie Estiller on February 20 as an isolated incident and for not providing the necessary background of past cases of abductions and enforced disappearances by state agents in the country. The lack of context ignores the continuing reality of human rights violations against activists and critics during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.Media.....»»

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Muhammad Alis Thrilla in Manila shorts expected to smash auction records - Muhammad Ali

Bids for trunks from 1975 fight against Joe Frazier could reach $6m in online Sothebys auction The shorts worn by Muhammad Ali during his famous Thrilla in Manila fight in 1975 are expected to smash auction records at Sothebys in New York next week. The white satin Everlast trunks, which Ali signed with a black Sharpie pen, have attracted bids of $3.8m (3m) in an online auction that closes on 12 April. That puts the trunk.....»»

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Pythons for bait and dodging militias- on the trail of the rare monkey-eating eagle - Birds

Mindanao island is the last stronghold of the endangered Philippine eagle. But now the raptors habitat is at risk from logging, hunting and armed groups Christian Daug whistles with all the spirit he can muster. The male and female were perched there yesterday, he says, pointing to a dead tree amid the sea of flora that smothers the tallest mountain on the Philippine archipelago. He whistles again as we look out over the.....»»

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Philippines rescuers find girl alive 60 hours after landslide - Philippines

Three-year-old has given fresh hope of finding more survivors in a gold-mining village where death toll has climbed to 27 The rescue of a child nearly 60 hours after a landslide hit a gold-mining village in the southern Philippines has been hailed as a miracle after searchers had given up hope of finding more survivors. The girl, who the Philippine Red Cross said was three years old, had been among scores of people missin.....»»

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The Filipino superfans travelling thousands of miles to see Taylor Swift - Philippines

Swifties from across the country are spending big so they can travel to see stars Eras tour in Japan, Singapore and Australia Taylor Swift Melbourne concert live updates: Eras tour hits Australia For Allan Villa, seeing Taylor Swift live in concert is an unmissable experience, worthy of the backbreaking travel that will be required to take him there. From Masbate Island, where he lives, Villa will travel four hours by boa.....»»

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Philippines Coast Guard says ship damaged in collision with Chinese vessel video

Footage published by the Philippines Coast Guard appears to show a collision between one of its ships and a Chinese Coast Guard vessel on Tuesday morning. The Philippines Coast Guard said it was carrying out a resupply mission in the South China Sea when it 'faced dangerous manoeuvres and blocking' from Chinese vessels that resulted in 'minor structural damage' to one of its vessels Continue reading........»»

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Duterte calls Philippine president a drug addict as rift deepens - Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos Jr hits back with fentanyl insult amid breakdown in relations between political families The former Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accused his successor, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, of being a drug addict who risked being ousted from office in an expletive-laden tirade that underlined the breakdown in relations between the two powerful political families. Dutertes speech on Sunday, in which he claimed Marc.....»»

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Weather tracker- Tropical Cyclone Kirrily brings 170km-h gusts to Queensland - Extreme weather

Cyclone downgraded after dense fog hits parts of the US and India while drought affects Philippines and southern Africa Tropical Cyclone Kirrily made landfall on the coast of Queensland on Thursday night (local time). Kirrily originated as a tropical low over the Coral Sea, and gradually intensified over several days. The tropical cyclone then quickly intensified on Thursday, reaching a category 2 system by 10am AEST, and.....»»

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They treated me like an animal- how Filipino domestic workers become trapped podcast

Migrants from the Philippines make up a huge percentage of domestic workers around the world. But when their employers are abusive, visa restrictions force them to choose between enduring more suffering or becoming illegal. By Margaret Simons Continue reading........»»

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I feel like a criminal for quitting- nurses in the US fight stay or pay agreements - US healthcare

Filipino nurses for Ohio-based company say they have been forced to pay thousands in fees after signing training contracts Filipino nurses are calling for the USs top labor watchdog to review controversial stay or pay training repayment agreement provisions that have left them facing lawsuits and thousands of dollars in fees after they quit their jobs. Training repayment agreement provisions (Trap) are contracts employers.....»»

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Raging Grace review gothic-infused thriller about a Filipina immigrant - Thrillers

Familiar horror tropes meet biting social commentary in British Filipino Paris Zarcillas intriguing debut feature Joy (Max Eigenmann), an undocumented Filipina immigrant, is striving to secure a better life for her daughter Grace (an impish Jaeden Paige Boadilla) through a series of demoralising cleaning gigs for wealthy Londoners. When she stumbles into a job as a carer for a comatose cancer patient, it initially seems t.....»»

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Philippines says it will not grant US access to more bases

The Philippines says it has no plans to give the United States more access to military bases in the Southeast Asian country, putting a cap on the current total number of nine sites.Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told foreign correspondents in Manila Monday that the country's decision last year to increase the number of sites agreed upon under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement or EDCA was a re.....»»

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This week in Christian history- First baptisms in Philippines - The Christian Post

This week in Christian history: First baptisms in Philippines The Christian Post.....»»

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Xinhua Commentary: Unveiling realities of mutual defense between Washington, its allies

© Provided by Xinhua While the U.S. concept of mutual defense appears to protect an ally, in reality, it serves as a security guarantee from a dominant power to its subordi.....»»

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US, China defense chiefs hold first call since 2022

Pentagon - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday, the first dialogue between the two countries' defense chiefs in nearly 17 months.The Pentagon said Austin and Chinese Admiral Dong Jun discussed "defense relations" and global security issues from Russia's unprovoked war in Ukraine to recent provocations from North Korea. A press release said Austin stressed the importa.....»»

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Under Biden, US reimagines Asian alliances as lattice fence

Seoul, South Korea - For decades, U.S. policy in Asia has relied on what was informally known as the "hub and spokes" system of bilateral alliances. But lately, U.S. officials have used another analogy to describe their vision for the region: a lattice fence.It may sound like only a metaphorical tweak, but officials in the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden say it could have big implications, as they try.....»»

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3 suspected militants killed in southern Philippine clash

MANILA, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Philippine troops have killed three alleged members of Dawlah Islamiya (DI), an Islamic militant group, during a clash in the southern Philippines, the military said Monday. The military said a soldier was wounded in the 20-minute fighting that broke out on Saturday in a town in Lanao del Norte province. "The enemies were forced to withdraw and escape amid the exchange of gunf.....»»

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US Army s Mid-Range Capability makes its first deployment in the Philippines for Salaknib 24

NORTHERN LUZON, Philippines - In a historic first, the 1st Multi-Domain Task Force successfully deployed the Mid-Range Capability (MRC) missile system to Northern Luzon, Philippines, on April 11, 2024, as part of Exercise Salaknib 24. This landmark deployment marks a significant milestone for the new capability while enhancing interoperability, readiness, and defense capabilities in coordination with the Armed Forces o.....»»

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