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MANILA (AFP) - Plans by the Philippines’ controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman’s crimes.
MANILA (Reuters) - President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would allow the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Philippines' heroes' cemetery, despite strong opposition.
MANILA (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito on Wednesday urged the younger generation to "keep alive the memories of the Second World War" and the hardship that followed, as a way of avoiding conflict amid growing maritime tension in the East and South China Sea.
Sydney (AFP) - Australia's Tony Abbott makes his debut foreign trip as prime minister on Monday, visiting Indonesia where he will discuss asylum-seekers following the first deadly accident involving boat people since he took power.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has decided not to allow the body of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in a cemetery for national heroes in Manila, his spokesman said on Saturday.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Indonesian foreign minister Ali Alatas, who once served as United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, died in Singapore on Thursday, Indonesian officials said.
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbian President Boris Tadic said on Sunday Slobodan Milosevic should not receive a state funeral and made clear he will not grant an amnesty to his widow who faces arrest if she returns from Russia for the burial.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The U.N. war crimes tribunal hopes an autopsy on Slobodan Milosevic on Sunday will clear up the cause of his death in his cell only months before a verdict was due in his four-year-old trial.