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Chinese fishing vessel catches fire, capsizes off Tawi-Tawi

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Seven Chinese fishermen were rescued after their fishing vessel caught fire and capsized off Tawi-Tawi on Wednesday morning, a coast guard official said.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US backs PH plan for sea dispute, says Goldberg

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The United States has expressed support for the Philippines’ triple action plan to resolve conflicting claims in the South China Sea, saying that it would continue pressing for congruent approaches despite China’s rejection of the two countries’ calls to stop provocative actions in the disputed areas.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Day of Prayer for Iraq set Aug. 18

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) announced a day of prayer for peace in Iraq on Monday.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China hits out at US proposal on South China Sea

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China accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington’s proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH to rely on ‘Triple-Action Plan’ vs China’s lighthouse plan

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Friday said that it will focus on the Triple-Action Plan (TAP) amid China’s reported plan to build lighthouses on five islands in the disputed South China Sea.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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