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On eve of referendum, Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens' creditors of "terrorism" in an interview published on Saturday, a day before Greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum on their bailout.


Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case

The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favour in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, a presidential spokeswoman said Saturday.


Greece's bailout referendum: who, why, where?

Nearly 10 million Greek voters will take to the ballot booths Sunday to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds.


Defiant PM rejects Grexit fears as he rallies 'No' vote

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got a rock-star welcome at an Athens rally Friday as he sought to revive support for a "No" vote in a referendum called to strengthen his hand in talks with international creditors.


S. Korea navy officer arrested for spying for China

A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday.


Indon plane crash increases pressure for military overhaul

The deadly crash of a 51-year-old Indonesian air force transport plane this week has turned the spotlight on the country's ageing military equipment and given new momentum to the president's plans to increase defence spending.


Anguish as more bodies pulled from capsized Philippine ferry

The death toll from the Philippines' ferry disaster rose to 41 Friday as rescuers brought more bodies ashore to anguished families, including 10-year-old survivor Gilbert de la Cruz who wailed in despair as the corpse of his one-year-old brother was recovered.


Philippines halts ferry rescue as hopes for survivors fade

Rough seas on Friday forced Philippines rescuers to suspend the search for dozens of people still missing a day after a ferry disaster claimed at least 38 lives.


6.4 magnitude earthquake in China's Xinjiang: USGS

Beijing (AFP) -- A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with at least three people killed according to Chinese officials.

The epicentre was in Pishan county, 164 kilometres (102 miles) northwest of the city of Hotan and 131 kilometres southeast of Shache, known as Yarkand in Uighur, the language of the local mainly Muslim minority.

It was 20 kilometres deep according to USGS, which initially gave the magnitude as 6.1. A series of aftershocks followed with the strongest measuring 4.8, it said.


At least 33 dead after Philippine ferry capsizes: official

At least 33 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, a disaster monitoring official said.