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Philippines wages war on crooked customs agents
Philippines wages war on crooked customs agents

Standing near mountains of goods destined to be smuggled through the Philippines' biggest port, the nation's customs chief admits that being on the frontline of the president's war on graft is overwhelming.

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  • China brooks no opposition in Hong Kong clampdownChina brooks no opposition in Hong Kong clampdown

    Beijing's denial of open elections for Hong Kong's next leader demonstrates the ruling Communist Party's desire for complete political control and its resolve to quash any opposition, whatever the cost, observers say.

  • Explosion at Japan steel plant injures at least 12Explosion at Japan steel plant injures at least 12

    At least 12 people were injured Wednesday after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, an official said.

  • Explosion at steel plant in Japan: reports

    At least six people were rushed to hospital Wednesday after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, media reported.

  • Australia to play enhanced NATO roleAustralia to play enhanced NATO role

    Australia will accept an invitation to boost its role within NATO at the group's summit in Wales, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, saying it was in the country's national interest.

  • Japan PM names five women to new cabinetJapan PM names five women to new cabinet

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named five women to his new cabinet on Wednesday, leading by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.

  • Japan PM to name women to quarter of cabinetJapan PM to name women to quarter of cabinet

    More than a quarter of Japan's new cabinet will be female, reports said Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leads by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.

  • India's car industry shifts back to faster laneIndia's car industry shifts back to faster lane

    After two years of shrinking Indian sales, automakers are moving back into the fast lane as the economy picks up, although analysts say it may be a few years before the industry goes full throttle again.

  • Malaysian opposition in crosshairs of 'sedition blitz'Malaysian opposition in crosshairs of 'sedition blitz'

    Malaysian attorney N. Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party -- then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.

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