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Philippine president declares Christmas truce with rebels

Dec 20, 2017

The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to replicate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them terrorists

AP PHOTOS: Giant holiday lanterns light up the Philippines

Dec 19, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Skillfully crafted giant lanterns are lighting up the Christmas spirit in the Philippines, with 10 villages in Pampanga province taking part in an annual giant lantern competition, proudly showcasing huge elaborate lanterns for everyone to see.

US Navy prepares to comb sea bed for crashed plane, sailors

Dec 9, 2017

The U.S. Navy says it will deploy deep water salvage experts to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors

Japanese princess engaged to college love; wedding next year

Sep 3, 2017

Japan's palace has announced that Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, is getting married to her university classmate

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

Jul 21, 2017

South Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

Jul 17, 2017

South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s

South Korea's president seeks talks with North's Kim Jong Un

Jul 7, 2017

South Korea's president reiterated he's willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even as he condemned as reckless the North's first ICBM test-launch this week

The Latest: S. Korean president seeks talks with Kim Jong Un

Jul 7, 2017

South Korea's president seeks talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un amid standoff over North Korea's ICBM launch

China Jan. bird flu deaths hit 79, most since at least 2013

Feb 16, 2017

China's national health authority says an outbreak of bird flu killed 79 people around the country in January, the highest monthly death toll from the H7N9 strain in at least three years

Clip of Trump's granddaughter singing spreads on Chinese web

Feb 3, 2017

A brief video clip of Donald Trump's granddaughter singing in Chinese is circulating to strong approval on the internet in China, even while some criticized the U.S. president's failure to send greetings to the Chinese people over the Lunar New Year