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Philippine President says he'll resign if allegations of his large bank deposit true2017-02-17
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night said he would resign if Senator Antonio Trillanes IV can prove that he had, at one time, 2 billion pesos (40.06 million U.S. dollars) worth of bank deposits.
Aust'n gov't scraps controversial Parliamentary perk after public backlash2017-02-17
The Australian government has overnight scrapped a controversial Parliamentary perk which allowed former federal politicians to travel on the taxpayer dollar, in what is the latest step in the crackdown on MP expenses.
Spotlight: Seven blasts kill 101 in four days as Pakistan witnesses surge in terror attacks2017-02-17
At least 101 people were killed and over 300 others injured in seven bomb blasts during last four days across Pakistan as the country witnessed a sudden surge in terror attacks after a visible tendency of drop in such attacks since the launch of military operation in 2014.
S.Korean court issues arrest warrant for Samsung heir on bribery charges2017-02-17
A South Korean court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-controlled conglomerate, on bribery charges linked to the corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
Death toll of Pakistan shrine blast rises to 722017-02-17
The death toll of a deadly suicide blast at a shrine in Sehwan town of Pakistan's south Sindh Province has risen to 72, local police said.
S. Korean opposition party's governor emerges as dark horse in presidential poll2017-02-16
A provincial governor of South Korea's main opposition Minjoo Party emerged as dark horse in recent polls on the replacement of impeached President Park Geun-hye.
More than 1,000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfire2017-02-16
More than 1,000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfire
Indonesians start vote for governors, heads of districts, mayors2017-02-15
Over 41 million Indonesians on Wednesday went to polling stations to pick up governors, heads of district and mayors in the country, the electoral commission said.
S.Korean prosecutors call for extended investigation into presidential scandal2017-02-14
South Korean special prosecutors have submitted to opposition lawmakers their call for an extended investigation into a scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye.
S.Korean prosecutors seek 2nd arrest warrant for Samsung heir2017-02-14
South Korean prosecutors independently investigating the scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday made their second request for the arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong.
India's Supreme Court convicts Tamil Nadu ruling party chief in corruption case2017-02-14
India's top court Tuesday found V.K. Sasikala, head of ruling party - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Khazagham (AIADMK) in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, guilty of corruption in a 21-year disproportionate assets case.
S. Korean spy agency puts DPRK's new ballistic missile range at over 2,000 km2017-02-14
South Korea's spy agency put an estimated range of a new ballistic missile, test-fired by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK)on Sunday, at over 2000 km.
Australia fails to reduce Indigenous disadvantage: gov't report2017-02-14
Australia is failing to"close the gap"on Indigenous disadvantage, with the government conceding it has, for the ninth consecutive year, failed to hit its targets in tackling the major social issue.
S. Korea talks with U.S. about strategic assets mobilization in joint spring war games2017-02-14
South Korea's military is talking with its U.S. counterpart about whether to mobilize U.S. strategic assets, such as nuclear-capable bombers and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, during the upcoming joint war games in spring.
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