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China emerges more muscular after ASEAN meetings

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Daring to take on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines went to an international tribunal for justice, and won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory.

Beijing came back with such ferocity and manipulative diplomacy that other Southeast Asian countries that have similar disputes with it are apparently backing down.

One by one, their positions became clear at meetings this week of Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asian nations, a gathering that was supposed...
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Indian activist to end her nearly 16-year hunger strike

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New Delhi, Jul 27(AP) - A 44-year-old activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 16 years to protest alleged brutality by India's military said Tuesday that she will end her fast and run in state elections.

Irom Sharmila told a court in the northeastern state of Manipur that she'll give...
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Clinton wins historic nomination with a boost from Sanders

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Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House.

Delegates erupted in cheers as Clinton's primary rival, Bernie Sanders, helped make it...
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Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

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Philadelphia, Jul 27 (AP) - Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination.

Despite Sanders' calls for them to support Clinton, thousands of activists...
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Two suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

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Mogadishu, July 27 (AP) - Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars Tuesday outside the office of the U.N.'s mine-clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said. The blasts occurred near the African...
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