Filipino WWII soldiers sue VA in federal court, demanding same veteran benefits as Americans

Filipino WWII veterans sue feds over benefits

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

Chinese dissident Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize

Vietnam demands China release 9 fishermen seized in South China Sea

Vietnam demands China release 9 fishermen

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam demanded on Wednesday that China release nine fishermen arrested in the South China Sea, in the latest row in the region over islands claimed by Beijing.

Dutch court rejects exiled separatists’ demand to have Indonesian president arrested

Bid to have Indonesian president arrested fails

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi fights for legal existence of her disbanded party

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sues to keep her party intact

Blumenthal, McMahon trade jabs over TV ads in Conn. Senate debate

Blumenthal, McMahon trade jabs at Conn. debate

Skeletons, dirt, embarrassments _ political foes working overtime to surprise rivals

Skeletons, dirt _ it’s the election’s homestretch

Blumenthal, McMahon trade accusations in hours before first debate in Conn. US Senate race

Conn. Senate race heats up ahead of first debate

Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention expires Nov. 13 raising questions over her imminent release

Myanmar abuzz over possible release of Suu Kyi

Thailand’s leader says he has final say on extradition of reputed Russian arms smuggler

Thai PM has final say on Viktor Bout extradition

Indonesia’s president says it’s time to move the dirty, overcrowded capital Jakarta

Indonesia mulls moving its bursting capital

Singapore keeps ban on 100 websites, rejects censorship committee’s recommendation

S’pore rejects recommendation, keeps website ban

Myanmar prime minister issues warning against plots to disrupt elections

Myanmar’s prime minister issues election warning

US seeks to ease Chinese fears over US interest in S. China Sea disputes

US seeks to ease Chinese fears

WASHINGTON — The United States sought Tuesday to ease China’s worries over a strong U.S. presence in the South China Sea, where Beijing and its neighbors are bickering over territorial claims.

Myanmar says it’s working for ‘free and fair’ vote, but doesn’t mention prisoners

Myanmar: working for ‘free and fair’ vote

UNITED NATIONS — Myanmar failed to answer international pleas to release detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners, telling other nations Tuesday that it is striving to ensure its first elections in two decades are “free and fair.”

Nations say Myanmar must free Suu Kyi, other political prisoners for election to be credible

Nations warn Myanmar to free prisoners

UNITED NATIONS — Foreign ministers from key nations warned Myanmar’s military junta Monday that the release of political prisoners including detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is “essential” for upcoming elections to be seen as credible, the U.N. chief said.

US says inverted Philippine flag in Obama meeting was ‘honest mistake’

US: Inverted Philippine flag was ‘honest mistake’

Ford administration mulled a muscular response ‘violently’ to 1975 capture of US ship Mayaguez

In Mayaguez incident, US considered its prestige

Ford administration mulled responding ‘violently’ to capture of US ship Mayaguez in 1975

In 1975 incident, officials considered US prestige

Official campaigning begins for first Myanmar elections in 20 years

Official Myanmar election campaign begins

YANGON, Myanmar — Campaigning has begun in Myanmar for November elections, with state television and radio broadcasting the first officially sanctioned party announcements.

In responding to Mayaguez seizure, US sought to protect prestige following Vietnam debacle

Response to ‘75 ship crisis focused on US prestige

Obama looks to avert renewed conflict in Sudan, try to ease tensions in South China Sea

Obama, at UN, eyes Sudan, Southeast Asia tensions

OC Congresswoman tells reporter in Spanish: Vietnamese, Republicans trying to take her seat

Sanchez: Vietnamese, GOP trying to take her seat

VA defends decision to extend disability benefits to Vietnam vets who get heart disease

VA defends Agent Orange, heart disease links

Philippine Muslim rebels drop independence demand, seek US-style state

Philippine Muslim rebels drop independence demand

Obama awards top military honor to airman killed on secret Laos mission 4 decades ago

Years later, bravery on a Laos mountain is honored

Philippine president says mayor, police, journalists may be charged over hostage fiasco

Philippines weighs charges over hostage standoff

In Philadelphia exhibit, 100 years of warfare through the eyes of US soldiers who were there

Pa. art exhibit shows war through soldiers’ eyes

Myanmar media warn Suu Kyi’s disbanded party against criticizing elections

Suu Kyi’s party warned over election criticism

Thailand’s Red Shirts gather at site of May violence to mark anniversary of 2006 military coup

Thailand’s Red Shirts mark coup anniversary

Thai anti-government activists begin protests to mark coup anniversary

Thai Red Shirts begin coup anniversary protests

Myanmar cancels voting for November elections in some ethnic minority areas

Myanmar cancels voting plans for some areas

Filipino woman says she is mother of baby left on plane, was raped by employer: lawmaker says

Filipino says she left newborn on plane: lawmaker

Philippine woman acknowledges abandoning newborn baby in airplane trash, lawmaker says

Filipina says she left newborn on plane: lawmaker

Singapore should end ban on websites, let parents use filters instead, govt committee says

Singapore should end website ban: govt committee

Forbidden Fruit: New study finds bacteria, chemicals often contaminate Bangkok street fruit

Study: Bangkok street fruit often contaminated

Myanmar state media denounce those who advocate boycotting 1st election in 20 years

Myanmar media denounce those who push vote boycott

East Timor’s deputy prime minister resigns after PM calls him a ‘liar’

East Timor deputy PM quits amid spat with boss

East Timor’s deputy prime minister resigns after allegedly being called a ‘liar’

East Timor’s deputy prime minister resigns

FBI officials say Thai Airways flight lands in Los Angeles after bomb threat found on plane

FBI: Flight lands in Los Angeles after bomb threat

Speak Singlish can? Cannot. Singapore fears local patois will crowd out proper English

Singapore prods locals to speak better English

Philippine police kill Abu Sayyaf commander, 2 other militants in clash on southern island

Philippine police kill militant commander, 2 men

VA’s move to sweeten benefits for aging vets worries Obama deficit chair; Senate to review it

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