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UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Suu Kyi

MANILA -- The United Nations chief expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of nations within a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the cr

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Vietnam, China agree to back off sea disputes claim

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam and China agreed Monday to back away from conflicts in the South China Sea, in a move aimed at easing tensions over Beijing's claims to most of the waterway.

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Southeast Asia nations to start talks with China on sea code

MANILA -- Southeast Asian leaders were to announce Monday the start of negotiations with China on a so-called "Code of Conduct" in the disputed South China Sea in what they regard as a milestone but some experts dismiss as a non-starter.

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Dela Rosa to anti-Asean protesters: Stay away from actual event venue

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ronald Dela Rosa urged on Sunday militant groups who were planning to conduct rallies during the 31st Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Meetings to stay away from the event's ac

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Britain's Prince Charles steps up as Queen steps back

LONDON, United Kingdom -- On Remembrance Sunday, Prince Charles will lay Queen Elizabeth II's wreath honouring Britain's war dead as she watches on -- a rare public symbol of the 91-year-old gradually scaling back her duties.

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11 Trade ministers reach deal on Pacific trade without US

DANANG, Vietnam -- In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it.

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Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

WASHINGTON, United States -- It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280.

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Trump thanks 'deplorables' for helping him win election

WASHINGTON, United States -- 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 camp

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