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US will not make Philippines choose sides over China rivalry

The United States, the Philippines’ oldest defense ally, will not ask Manila to choose sides in a perceived geopolitical rivalry with China, a senior American diplomat said Friday. 
Manila should make decisions in its national interest, Daniel Kri…

Prison court sentences 6 men to life for blowing up telecoms towers

A court in Yangon’s Insein prison has sentenced six men to life in prison for attacks on telecommunications towers owned by a company tied to Myanmar’s military.
They were convicted on Jan. 16 under Section 50 (i) of the Counter-Terrorism Act which cov…