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Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea

Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea

The Philippines on Sunday urged the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that failure to do so will see Beijing take de facto control of the area.

US unveils report on NSA surveillance

US unveils report on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining a once-secret program to collect information on Americans calls and e-mails, as debate gears up over the coming expiration of a Bush-era surveillance law.

Wife of Malaysias jailed Anwar to run for his seat

Wife of Malaysias jailed Anwar to run for his seat

The wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Saturday entered the race for the parliamentary seat vacated by her husbands recent jailing over a much-criticized sodomy conviction, a party official said.

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province.

Nigeria recalls envoy to S. Africa over Xenophobia attacks

Nigeria recalls envoy to S. Africa over Xenophobia attacks

Nigeria has summoned its envoys from South Africa in reaction to the recent wave of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country.

Burundi ruling party nominates president for 3rd term

Burundi ruling party nominates president for 3rd term

Burundi's ruling party chose President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term on Saturday, a move critics say is unconstitutional and may trigger unrest in the East African country.

Former U.S. President to arrive in Gaza

Former U.S. President to arrive in Gaza

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will arrive in the Gaza Strip on Thursday to meet with officials from Palestinian faction Hamas, a security source said Sunday.

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil, flights cancelled

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil, flights cancelled

Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning this week, reached as far as southern Brazil on Saturday and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Second round in Turkish Cypriot presidential election

Second round in Turkish Cypriot presidential election

Voters in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus head to the polls for the second round of the presidential election on Sunday.

Iranian FM in New York for talks

Iranian FM in New York for talks

A three-way meeting between Iran, the U.S. and the EU will take place in New York on Sunday, Iranian state media reported.