China: US West PH Sea actions 'irresponsible, dangerous'

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said on Friday it was ''strongly dissatisfied'' after a U.S. spy plane flew over part of the South China Sea this week near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.Full article

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Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

As of 05/23/2015 11:14 PM
DUBLIN - Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday. Full article

Saving migrant lives at sea 'top priority': UN chief

As of 05/23/2015 5:18 PM
HANOI, Vietnam - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that saving the lives of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia should be a "top priority" as the region battles with an exodus of boat people fleeing persecution and poverty. Full article

Indonesia believes most migrants at sea not Rohingya: Australia

As of 05/23/2015 11:44 AM
SYDNEY, Australia - Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh, not oppressed Muslim Rohingya, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in comments published Saturday. Full article

IS suicide bomber attacks Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 21

As of 05/23/2015 10:03 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing 21 people and wounding 81 in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions.   Full article

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

As of 05/23/2015 8:32 AM
SYDNEY, Australia - A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early Saturday, US geologists said, the third major tremor to hit in three days, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. Full article

Washington mansion murder suspect 'did not act alone'

As of 05/23/2015 8:30 AM
WASHINGTON, United States - The prime suspect in a grisly killing of a wealthy Washington family-of-three and their maid did not act alone, prosecutors said Friday, as he was formally charged with first-degree murder. Full article

Eiffel Tower shut as staff walk out over pickpockets

As of 05/22/2015 11:25 PM
PARIS - Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower was shut to tourists on Friday as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming around the monument. Full article

US calls on Myanmar to make Rohingya citizens to end boat crisis

As of 05/22/2015 11:16 PM
SITTWE, Myanmar - A senior US diplomat on Friday urged Myanmar to extend "citizenship" to the oppressed Rohingya minority to address an ongoing migrant crisis that has hit Southeast Asia, leaving thousands stranded at sea. Full article

China, itinaboy ang spy plane ng Amerika

As of 05/22/2015 10:36 PM
Itinaboy ng China ang isang surveillance aircraft ng Amerika sa South China Sea. Full article

China declares victory in US surveillance overflight

As of 05/22/2015 6:57 PM
BEIJING, China - China declared victory on Friday over an encounter with a US surveillance aircraft overflying the contested South China Sea, saying its military "drove away" the intruder with radio warnings. Full article