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Fiji Says Syrian Rebels Issue Demands for Captives

SUVA, Fiji— Fiji’s military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they’ve held captive for five days...




  • Argentina's guard Pablo Prigioni (3L) vies with Philippines' guard Jayson William (L), Philippines' centre June Mar Fajardo (2L) and Philippines' forward Ranidel de Ocampo (4L) during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Argentina vs Philippines at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on September 1, 2014.  (AFP/Getty Images)

    Gilas Philippines vs Argentina: Final Score, Video Highlights, Recap for Pilipinas FIBA World Cup Game

    The Philippines men’s basketball team played hard against Argentina in FIBA World Cup group play on Monday, September 1 but ultimately fell short. Gilas lost 85-81... Read more

  • Pakistani troops stand guard as supporters of anti-government Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri stage a sit in protest close to Prime Minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistan Protesters Storm PM Residence, Seize State TV Station

    ISLAMABAD—Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the... Read more

  • Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Americans Detained in North Korea Call for US Help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea— North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families... Read more

  • Pro-democracy lawmakers hold signs denouncing Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress' Standing Committee, as Li explained China would continue to control Hong Kong elections, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    China’s Typical Dissent Response May Fail in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—China’s Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong... Read more

  • A worker sprays insecticide to get rid of mosquitos to prevent dengue fever at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Japan Hit With 19 New Dengue Cases, Linked to Tokyo Park

    TOKYO—Japan is urging local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks of dengue fever, after confirming another 19 cases that were contracted at... Read more

  • Philippines' centre Andray Blatche (L) vies with Greece's centre Giannis Bourousis during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Philippines vs Greece at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on August 31, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Smart Gilas vs Argentina: Time, Date, TV Channel, Live Stream, Preview; ‘Gilas Can Beat Argentina’

    Smart Gilas takes on Argentina on Monday, September 1 in their second game in less than 24 hours. The match is slated to start at... Read more

  • Manny Pacquiao throws a right hand at Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

    Manny Pacquiao Next Fight After Chris Algieri Bout to be Against Danny Garcia?

    Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent is set but fans are wondering who he’ll fight after he, presumably, beats Chris Algieri later this year. Pacman will most... Read more

  • Philippines' centre Andray Blatche (L) vies with Greece's centre Giannis Bourousis during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Philippines vs Greece at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on August 31, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Andray Blatche Injury: Latest Status Updates an Twitter Reaction for Injured Philippines Center

    Andray Blatche is best known for his time in the NBA but he is becoming a national icon in the Philippines. He’s leading Smart Gilas... Read more

  • Fazal-ur-Rehman, chief of Pakistan Ulema-e-Islam speaks during a rally to support Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters, in the meantime, tried to raid the official residence of Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Police, Protesters Clash in Pakistani Capital

    ISLAMABAD—Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against... Read more

  • Philippines' guard Jayson William (L) vies with Greece's centre Giannis Bourousis during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Philippines vs Greece at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on August 31, 2014.  (AFP/Getty Images)

    Gilas Philippines vs Greece: Final Score, Video Highlights, Photos, Recap for Pilipinas World Cup Game

    The Philippines played hard against Greece in a FIBA World Cup game on Monday but ultimately lost. Andray Blatche once again led Gilas but had difficulty... Read more

  • In this photo Philippine Military Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang (C) and other officials are updated on safe repositioning of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights;,at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office)

    UN Peacekeepers Make ‘Greatest Escape’ in Golan

    MANILA, Philippines—Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials... Read more

  • Philippines' centre Andray Blatche holds the ball during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Croatia vs Philippines at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on August 30, 2014. Croatia won the match 81-78. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Smart Gilas vs Greece Basketball: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time for 2014 FIBA World Cup Game (+Highlights)

    Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippines men’s basketball team, will take on Greece in the second day of FIBA World Cup play on Sunday. The game is... Read more

  • New Zealand's players chat during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group C match New Zealand vs Turkey at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao on August 30, 2014. Turkey won 76-73. (AFP/Getty Images)

    New Zealand vs Dominican Republic Basketball: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream for Tall Blacks at FIBA World Cup

    New Zealand will take on the Dominican Republic in the FIBA World Cup on Sunday. The game is scheduled to tipoff at Bizkaia Arena in... Read more

  • Philippines' forward Gabe Norwood (L) vies with Croatia's guard Krunoslav Simon during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Croatia vs Philippines at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on August 30, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Gilas Pilipinas FIBA World Cup: TV Schedule, Live Stream Info, Latest on Lineup and Roster

    Gilas Pilipinas nearly upset Croatia in its first FIBA World Cup game in over 30 years on Saturday, but fell just short in overtime and... Read more

  • Pakistani policemen wearing riot gear standby in case of violence near the protest venue of Pakistan's fiery Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug 30, 2014. Thousands of supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ul-Qadri have held on-going parallel anti-government protests to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistani Protesters Head Toward Premier’s House

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing... Read more

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    Gilas Philippines vs Croatia Basketball: Video Highlights, Final Score and Game Report

    The Smart Gilas Philippines men’s basketball team almost upset Croatia in the opening FIBA World Cup game, falling just short in overtime. The final score... Read more


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