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Coca-Cola, Pespi, 5 others agree to limit sugar content of drinks

Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state’s campaign to fight diabetes.

Philippine church leader urges end to drug killings

The head of the Philippines' powerful Catholic Church called for an end to the "waste of human lives" following a brutal week in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed.

US Navy removes 2 commanding officers over collision

The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that almost sank off the coast of Japan in June after it was struck by a Philippines container ship, the Navy said on Friday.

Amnesty sounds alarm as Indonesia kills drug suspects

Amnesty International has condemned what it described as an alarming number of police killings of suspected drug dealers in Indonesia.

Boxing: Philippine fighters at risk in brain scan scam

A total of 150 professional boxers in the Philippines have been banned for falsifying brain scan results aimed at detecting serious head injuries in the sport, regulators said on Tuesday (Aug 15).

Philippines reports first outbreak of bird flu

The Philippines on Friday reported its first outbreak of bird flu and would cull nearly half a million birds to contain the disease, an official said.

Strong 6.2 quake rocks Philippines

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the region south of the Philippine capital on Friday, causing buildings in Manila to sway, seismologists said.

US may begin airstrikes against ISIS in Philippines – officials

The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defence could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday, said the officials.

Asia ‘no longer immune’ to terrorism – S’Korea

Asia is “no longer immune” to threats of terrorism, following attacks by Islamic State-backed militants in the southern Philippines, South Korea’s foreign minister said Monday, ahead of a regional security forum in Manila.

UN backs ‘toughest’ N’Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme.

US ends search for missing sailor in South China Sea

US naval forces have suspended their search for an American sailor who went missing during a joint drill in the South China Sea with Japan on Tuesday.

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Kaduna govt to track those circulating false pictures to incite violence

Kaduna State Government on Wednesday said it would punish those circulating false images of crisis victims on social media platforms aimed at inciting people to violence in the state.

Neymar denied Barca return in Champions League groups

Neymar will be denied an immediate return to Barcelona when the Champions League draw is made in Monaco on Thursday.

Kwara records second Lassa fever case

Kwara State government has confirmed another case of Lassa fever in the Ifelodun local government area of the state.

Four Police officers detained over extortion in Lagos

The Nigeria Police Force said it had taken into custody four policemen for allegedly extorting N15,000 from a victim (name withheld) along Ogudu area of Lagos State.

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Anti-Grace Mugabe protests have been staged outside the venue of ongoing Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) summit in South Africa.

We can combat hate speech without trampling on citizens’ rights – Sani

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Sen. Shehu Sani, Friday, said that Nigerians can fight hate speech without violating the right to freedom of opinion and the right to condemn the government, if they involve themselves and come together to agree on one simple definition of the term ‘Hate speech’.

Iranian court orders US to pay $245m to victims of chemical attacks in Iran-Iraq...

An Iranian court ordered the U.S. administration to pay $245 million to the victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Hussein’s forces during the Iran-Iraqi war of 1980 to 1988.

Adeosun appointed board chairperson of ECOWAS Bank

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, has been appointed the chairperson, board of governors of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Bank for Investment and Development.

Dortmund unhappy with Barcelona over Dembele

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has criticised Barcelona over their role in the Ousmane Dembele transfer saga.