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Op-Ed: Mayweather's Pacquiao compliment could be part of rematch plan

Floyd Mayweather has never praised Manny Pacquiao since they started negotiating for the 'Fight of the Century' about his talent and skill in boxing until he talked about the proposed Pacquiao-Crawford fight penciled for April 9.

More coal-fired power plants being built in Philippines

The Philippines is one of a number of developing countries most vulnerable to climate change. Yet despite calls from local environmental groups and politicians, the country is going ahead with plans to add more coal-fired power plants.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather would pick Pacquiao over Alvarez for return fight

If Floyd Mayweather finally decides to come out of retirement and do one last fight to break Rocky Marciano's career record of 49 wins without a single loss, who would he pick for his next foe?

Nonito Donaire gears up for crucial battle against Cesar Juarez

Five-division world champion Nonito Donaire is making sure that he is physically prepared and mentally focused on his upcoming fight against Cesar Juarez on December 11 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Guillermo Rigondeaux beats Drian Francisco in lopsided fight

Cuban boxing star Guillermo Rigondeaux doesn't care what boxing fans say about his boring fighting style as long as he gets a favorable decision from the judges. Moments ago he got a unanimous decision win against Drian Francisco amid boos from the crowd.

Obama vows to bring Guantanamo population under 100

Manila - US President Barack Obama on Thursday vowed to press ahead with vexed efforts to close the controversial military prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying the number of inmates may soon be lower than 100.

Asia Pacific leaders urge ramped-up terror fight

Manila - Asia Pacific leaders called Thursday for more global cooperation in the struggle against terrorism, as a wave of deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group dominated the final day of a regional trade summit.

Op-Ed: Why Rigondeaux could suffer first career loss against Francisco

Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux has won all his fights since turning pro in 2009 but on Saturday night in the undercard of the Cotto-Alvarez fight at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he could suffer his first career loss.

Final day of Asia-Pacific talks sidetracked by sea dispute

Manila - Asia-Pacific leaders will on Thursday wrap up two days of talks in Manila that have been overshadowed by an arm-wrestle for regional influence between the United States and China.

Filipina gives birth on pavement in APEC traffic chaos

Manila - A Filipina gave birth on the pavement in Manila after getting caught in traffic chaos caused by a regional gathering of world leaders, police said Wednesday.

Malaysia PM says hostage murdered in southern Philippines

Manila - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Wednesday that a man held for months by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines had been murdered, condemning what he called a "savage and barbaric" act.

Obama ups pressure on China at Asia-Pacific summit

Manila - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded China end artificial island building in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure on Beijing at a regional leaders' summit.

Obama says Putin a 'constructive partner' in Syria talks

Manila - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised Russia's role in talks to end the Syria crisis and offered the prospect of better ties if Moscow focused military strikes on the Islamic State group.

Op-Ed: Guillermo Rigondeaux needs to keep audience awake on fight night

Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux needs to engage Filipino challenger Drian Francisco in a toe-to-toe situation when they collide Saturday night in the undercard of the Cotto-Alvarez fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

US, China vie for influence at Asia-Pacific summit

Manila - Asia-Pacific leaders will meet in Manila Wednesday for a summit meant to forge trade unity but with the spotlight instead on a tense contest for territory in the South China Sea.

Obama offers SE Asian allies military aid as China tensions rise

Manila - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered the Philippines a warship as part of a $250-million aid package to Southeast Asian allies worried about Chinese efforts to control the South China Sea.

Asia-Pacific leaders in Philippines under security shadow

Manila - US President Barack Obama and other Asia-Pacific leaders arrived in the Philippines Tuesday for a summit meant to foster trade unity but with terrorism and territorial rows likely to dominate.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao likely to face Crawford if Mayweather stays retired

Manny Pacquiao has until the end of the year to decide who will be his opponent for his farewell fight set for April 9, and most likely he will pick Terence Crawford provided Floyd Mayweather finally decides to stay retired.

Obama heads to Asia with 'pivot' again stymied

Manila - US President Barack Obama arrives in the Philippines Tuesday with his much-vaunted "pivot to Asia" again overshadowed by events in Europe, the Middle East and politics at home.

Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

Manila - US President Barack Obama is set to challenge China when Asia-Pacific leaders gather in the Philippines this week, speaking out on a territorial row and lobbying to set pro-American trade rules.
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