Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 2...

Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airport

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who once accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court says she was barre...

Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on the ballot but Monday's midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown...

Mahathir meets Philippine Muslim rebel chief-turned-governor

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday met a Filipino Muslim rebel leader who has become a regional governor under a Malaysian-brokered peace deal, telling him ...

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine and U.S. officials say a little-known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. The Philipp...

Key facts about APEC host Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Papua New Guinea hosts leaders from Pacific Rim countries, including the United States, Russia and China, this weekend in a coming-out party for the jungle-clad n...

Papua New Guinea's betel high defies control, convention

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A ubiquitous sight in Papua New Guinea's capital is men, women and children chewing betel nut combined with slaked lime and mustard bean, turning lips, teeth and ...

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual le...

Monster typhoon barrels toward north Philippines, China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippine...

Philippines protests China seizure of Filipinos' fish catch

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two Philippine officials say China's coast guard has continued to seize the catches of Filipino fishermen at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, despite a protest by th...

Philippine top judge, Duterte's critic, ousted by colleagues

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country's authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and ...

Dead Filipina in freezer spotlights peril of migrant workers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work ov...

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21...

Security and trade challenge Trump on first Asia trip

TOKYO (AP) — Security and trade will loom large during President Donald Trump's first official visit to Asia, which begins Sunday in Japan. North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons ...

Philippines declares militants in Marawi 'finished'

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in southern Marawi city were "finished." He told r...