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Morning Ledger: What You Missed At The APEC 2015 CEO Summit
The Philippine nation has recently played host to this year?s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Week, having previously hosted back in 1996. Last November 16-18 saw the culmination of the APEC 2015 CEO Summit, a global gathering of some of the world?s top business and economic leaders.
MSN: World leaders arrive for ASEAN summit amid heavy security
Nov 20 (Reuters) - Malaysia deployed extraordinary security measures around Kuala Lumpur on Friday as world leaders arrived for a pair of weekend summits amid fresh attacks by Islamist militants.
Channel News Asia: South China Sea tensions torpedo Asia defence chiefs statement
The acrimony at the Kuala Lumpur defence dialogue marks the latest fallout from a confrontation between Washington and Beijing over China's expansive claims to the strategic South China Sea and its construction of artificial islets to back them up.
Channel News Asia: Philippines probes airport bullet-planting extortion
The Philippine government said on Wednesday (Nov 4) it was investigating claims of a major extortion racket at the nation's main airport involving security personnel planting bullets in passengers' luggage.
CNN: Wonder material could harvest energy from thin air
According to a study published in the journal Nature, graphene membranes could be used to sieve hydrogen gas from the atmosphere -- a development that could pave the way for electric generators powered by air.
ABC News: Navy Destroyer Sails Near Disputed Island Claimed by China
A U.S. Navy destroyer has sailed within 12 miles of an artificial island that China built in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The transit by the USS Lassen through what the United States says are international waters was planned as a challenge to China's claims that the waters around seven artificial islands in the chain are Chinese territory.
Huffington Post: Millions Of Children Affected By Typhoon Koppu In Philippines Need Food, Medicine
MANILA, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) on Monday launched a $2.8 million appeal to help children affected by a typhoon that tore across the northern Philippines over the weekend, forcing thousands from their homes.
CNN: 18 dead, more than 100,000 displaced after Typhoon Koppu hits Philippines
Typhoon Koppu began battering the region over the weekend, driving tens of thousands from their homes. The storm, known as Lando in the Philippines, has directly affected more than 550,000 people, with more than 107,000 taking refuge in shelters as of Tuesday.
News Week: Why Beijing Isn't Backing Down on South China Sea
Jeff Stein (News Week) - China is confident, perhaps overly so, that it can triumph in a standoff with the world?s leading, nuclear-armed superpower, at least as long as it?s confined to its own neighborhood.
Business Insider: China finished building lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea
(Reuters) - China has completed the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency reported, as tensions in the region mount over Beijing's maritime ambitions.
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