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Chinese sailors wield sticks, axe in disputed sea clash with Philippines

This frame grab from handout video taken on June 17, 2024 and released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office on June 19 shows China coast guard personnel appearing to wield bladed weapons during an incident off Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea.

Philippine, Chinese ships collide near hotspot reef: Beijing

Philippine and Chinese vessels collided near the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea on Monday, the Chinese Coast Guard said, as Beijing steps up efforts to push its claims over the disputed area.

Known in Chinese as the Ren'ai Reef, the Second Thomas Shoal has seen an escalating number of confrontations between Chinese and Philippine ships in recent months.

Ukraine's President Visits the Philippines and Calls Out China for Disrupting the Peace Talks

Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, made a historic visit to the Philippines, where he met with his counterpart Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for the first time in bilateral relations between the two nations, as reported by Unian.

Mid East tension hits stocks, hopes for containment stem losses

Equities retreated on April 15 after Iran ramped up Middle East tensions by launching a barrage of missiles and drones at Israel over the weekend, fuelling fears of a wider conflict in the volatile region.

However, analysts said there was hope among traders that the crisis could be contained.

That sliver of optimism helped drag oil prices lower.

Muhammad Ali shorts worn in famous fight to be sold for $6 mln

A pair of boxing shorts worn by the great Muhammad Ali in his famous Thrilla in Manila fight are set to be auctioned off for an eye-watering $6million.

Ali's silk Everlast shorts, which are pure white except for a black belt line and black racing stripes on each leg, are autographed by the boxing legend himself and remain in excellent condition.