Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the...

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants remotely detonated a bomb near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines on Monday as people did last-minute shopping ahead of Ne...

Filipina Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Catriona Gray of the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 today at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, making her the fourth Filipina to win the beauty pageant. Out of ...

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress has approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State gr...

Italy's far-right minister visits Israel, drawing criticism

JERUSALEM (AP) — One of Europe's most controversial political figures, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, has arrived in Israel for a two-day visit that has prompted criticism over his far-righ...

US to return 3 bells seized from Philippines a century ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States is to return three church bells seized by U.S. troops as war trophies from the Philippines more than a century ago in a move long demanded by Filipino lead...

Duterte seeks martial law extension in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the country's south by another year amid concerns over possible militant attacks, although d...

Philippine leader jokes he used marijuana at summit meeting

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has cost thousands of lives, says he uses marijuana to keep awake at long regional meetings, but later...

Philippine journalist contesting tax charges freed on bail

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A prominent Philippine journalist who along with the online news service she heads has been sued for tax evasion has declared her innocence and been freed on bail after repo...

Duterte plans anti-communist 'death squad' in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced plans to create a "death squad" to combat communist rebels in the country. In a speech given on Tuesday night, Duterte spoke of his prop...

Philippine peace talks adviser resigns over graft

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has accepted the resignation of his adviser on peace talks with insurgents and sacked two other officials due to corruption in an anti-poverty progr...

Duterte a 'puppet' of Beijing, says imprisoned Philippine lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prominent member of the political opposition to the current administration in the Philippines declared that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a “puppet&rdquo...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Laborers stand on scaffolding while working at a construction site for a hospital near New Delhi, after such work was suspended for several days in the capital region to try to ease its severe air pol...

Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years: Xi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South Chi...