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Japan’s South China Sea mission is biggest show of force since WW2

Japan is sending its largest warship into the South China Sea in what amounts to its biggest show of military force since World War Two. The three-month tour through the disputed waters comes in the light of Beijing’s extensive claims to the maritime territory and its militarisation of manmade islands….

Seven arrested in Sabah, Malaysia, over suspected links to the Islamic State

Five Filipinos and two Malaysians have been arrested in Sabah, Malaysia, over alleged links to so-called Islamic State (IS). Two Filipinos who are permanent residents of Sabah were arrested over allegations that they helped transport Indonesian and Malaysian IS terrorists to Mindanao. One was identified as a 31-year-old female immigration…

Canadian faces court for online exploitation of Filipino children

A Canadian man is facing 19 child pornography charges relating to online activity with youngsters in the Philippines and Romania. Philip Michael Chicoine, aged 27 and from Saskatoon, is accused of making, accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography, child luring, making child porn available and agreeing to commit a sexual…