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Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler
The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim that the assault was not terrorism-related.
 
Philippines' Duterte faces martial law legal challenge
Philippine opposition lawmakers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reject President Rodrigo Duterte's imposition of martial law in the south of the country, branding it unconstitutional.
 
South Korea launched on Monday a US$10 billion stimulus package to create jobs and bolster welfare programs in the country faced with slow growth and ageing population.
 
Huge rallies in Cambodia as key poll looms
Tens of thousands of Cambodians jammed into the capital's streets for rival campaign rallies on Friday, two days before local polls set to test the mettle of an opposition desperate to upend premier Hun Sen's 32-year rule.
 
The dementia timebomb: Aging Japan faces health care crisis
Kanemasa Ito compares caring for his wife Kimiko to waging a daily war with the devil. The woman he loved has all but disappeared -- lost to dementia, she can no longer eat, bathe, or go to the toilet alone.
 
Japan parliament passes emperor abdication law
Japan's lower house of parliament passed a bill Friday that allows ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, as it also called for a rare debate on the role of women in the male-dominated monarchy.
 
Peacocks don't have sex, but rather shed tears to conceive, according to a judge in western India whose unique theories have set off a social media storm in the country.
 
36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire
A gunman stormed a casino in the Philippine capital and torched gambling tables in the crowded space, creating a choking level of smoke that killed at least 36 people, authorities said. The gunman stuffed a backpack with casino chips before he fled but was found dead in an adjacent hotel early Friday of an apparent suicide.
 
Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook
An investigation carried out by Dawn across the month of April 2017 has revealed that 41 of Pakistan's 64 banned outfits are present on Facebook in the form of hundreds of pages, groups and individual user profiles.
 
Vietnam and US sign new deals worth US$8 billion
Vietnam and the U.S. have signed US$8 billion in deals, including a massive engine contract with a Vietnamese budget carrier famed for its bikini-clad air hostesses, officials said.
 
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