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A protester, right, displays a message next to a Grim Reaper mural on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally by farmers and their supporters to protest the alleged killings of more than 150 farmers under Duterte's term and to call for genuine land reform Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. 
<br>Bullit Marquez/Associated Press

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

The National Federation of Sugar Workers said that about 45 farmers asserting their land rights have been killed on Negros island under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.


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Japan's Abe stakes out new identity in region: stronger leadership, wider military reach

Japan's pacifist constitution precludes it developing armed forces with "war potential." In practice, however, Japan's Self-Defense Forces are well-equipped and becoming more visible in Asia.


Prince Harry opens wing of war memorial, Invictus Games as royal tour continues

Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of the Anzac Memorial in downtown Sydney's Hyde Park on Saturday before opening the Invictus Games in a ceremony on the Sydney Opera House forecourt.


12 injured when Navy helicopter crashes aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Twelve people were injured Friday when a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck in the Philippine Sea, according to Task Force 70 spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight.

Stationed in Japan? Here's how to find out your new COLA rate

Military personnel and their families across Japan will notice a change in their paychecks as soon as next month reflecting results from the 2018 living pattern survey administered last spring.


Army’s THAAD presence in S. Korea gets permanent home amid rough living conditions

The controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery — on a former golf course in the melon-farming area of Seongju, 190 miles south of Seoul — is manned by a unit known as Combined Task Force Defender.


Pentagon suspends another military exercise with South Korea amid nuclear negotiations

Exercise Vigilant Ace becomes the fourth military exercise that the nations have canceled since President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced he was suspending military “war games” on the peninsula after his June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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