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  • Another senior communist rebel held in Philippines
    Another senior communist rebel held in Philippines

    The Philippine military said Sunday it had detained a senior communist rebel leader, the latest in a series of arrests or killings which have damaged one of the world's longest-running insurgencies. Military agents and police arrested Maria Concepcion Araneta-Bocala, a central committee member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), at a home in Iloilo City on the central island of Panay on Saturday, military spokesmen said. …

  • Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism
    Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism

    The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate". President Benigno Aquino's spokesman Herminio Coloma said the government was not merely trying to find new housing for those displaced by the storm, which was the most powerful ever recorded to have hit land, but was also trying to ensure they would be relocated to safer ground. "This is our …

  • ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines
    ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

    ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday. The proposed hotline was discussed during a meeting of senior diplomats from China and ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Tianjin last week, said foreign department spokesman Charles Jose. The Philippines and fellow ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam have competing claims over the South China …

  • Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing
    Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. …

  • Malawi make Mtawali coach amid concerns
    Malawi make Mtawali coach amid concerns

    Former Malawi star Ernest Mtawali was elevated from caretaker to permanent national coach this weekend on a one-year contract, the football association said. The unusually short deal -- the traditional minimum contract is two years -- after Mtawali was put in temporary charge two months ago illustrates concerns the Malawian football head has about local coaches. National football association president Walter Nyamilandu wanted Mtawali, a creative midfielder two decades ago, to assist a foreign …

  • Gold dream comes true for Australian sisters
    Gold dream comes true for Australian sisters

    Australia won the women's 4x100m freestyle relay title at the world swimming championships on Sunday as a gold medal dream came true for sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell. The Queensland siblings paired up in the quartet along with Emily Seebohm and Emma McKeon as Cate, the world 100m freestyle champion, anchored the team to set a new championship record of three minutes 31.48 seconds. The Netherlands won silver at 2.19 secs back while the United States, including six-time world gold medallist …

  • Qiu beats Boudia to world diving gold
    Qiu beats Boudia to world diving gold

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — China's Qiu Bo produced a diving masterclass to defeat U.S. Olympic champion David Boudia and win gold in the men's 10-meter platform event at the world championships Sunday. …

  • Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion
    Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Now there are two: Zimbabwe identified a bow-hunting gynecological oncologist from Pennsylvania on Sunday as its suspect in what it calls the illegal killing of a lion in April, adding to the outcry over the Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July. …

  • Trump coy on releasing tax returns
    Trump coy on releasing tax returns

    Billionaire Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Sunday he tries to pay as little tax as possible, and kept Americans in suspense as to whether he will release his tax returns. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton did so on Friday, making public the returns of her and husband Bill for the past seven years. Over the years the duo have released their tax returns going back to the 1970s. …

  • Maine man hires plane to fly banner protesting Brady ruling

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A man hired a plane to fly a banner over NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's vacation home in Maine, telling him to go back to New York. …