Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
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Monday 11 November 2013
Ruling says Thailand 'under an obligation to withdraw from territory'
Sunday 10 November 2013
The Prime Minister has offered the Philippines president the UK’s full support in dealing with the aftermath.
Sunday 10 November 2013
Tourists in northern areas of Vietnam are bracing themselves as one of the most powerful storms on record makes its way towards them after devastating the Philippines.
Friday 08 November 2013
Philippines is profoundly vulnerable to both tropical tempests and seismic hyperactivity
Tuesday 05 November 2013
'Larger-than-life' Malaysian company boss known as Fat Leonard is alleged to have worked with the commander of the Navy to move vessels around 'like chess pieces'
Monday 14 October 2013
A Malaysian court ruled yesterday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.
Saturday 12 October 2013
150,000 people lined up to pay respects to the so-called 'Red Napoleon'
Wednesday 09 October 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Brunei for meetings with top officials from China and its smaller Southeast Asian neighbours, in which he will urge all countries to cool tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Saturday 05 October 2013
The celebrated Vietnamese general who oversaw key victories against France and America and effectively ended French colonial rule in the region has died aged 102.
Saturday 28 September 2013
A deadly three-week battle between government troops and Muslim rebels who held nearly 200 people hostage in the southern Philippines has ended with all of the captives safe, the country's defence secretary said.
Thursday 26 September 2013
A former police officer has been found dead on the day he was due to be charged with a series of serious sexual offences.
Saturday 21 September 2013
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Friday 20 September 2013
The idyllic beaches have long attracted Brits but a growing number find themselves living rough, with drink problems and expired visas. Stephen Finch and Jamie Merrill report
Thursday 19 September 2013
Matches said to have been fixed include Champions League ties and World Cup qualifying games
Sunday 15 September 2013
Insurgents demanding money for neglected Islamic regions
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