Asia Pacific
Philippines to review thousands of drugs war killings, if time - justice minister

The Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) will review thousands of killings in the government's bloody war on drugs, its chief said on Wednesday, after releasing details of a first batch of cases that it said pointed to abuse by police.

United States
FBI raids Washington, New York homes linked to Russia's Deripaska
Asia Pacific
Singapore charges two people for corrupt marine fuel trading practices

Singapore authorities have charged two individuals in court for alleged corruption in relation to the trade and supply of marine fuels, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a statement.

Asia Pacific
Taliban get aid promise but not recognition on eve of Moscow talks
Top U.S. and Brazil diplomats discuss 'unprecedented' migration
Poland comes under fire over challenge to primacy of EU law
Middle East
Passenger bus destroyed by explosion in Damascus, Syrian state TV reports

A passenger bus was destroyed in an explosion in Damascus, Syrian state TV reported on Wednesday, without indicating if there were casualties.

Costa Rica congress approves legalization of marijuana for medicinal use

Costa Rica's Congress on Tuesday approved the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, despite opposition from conservative groups and President Carlos Alvarado who still needs to put his stamp of approval on the law.

China updates official news sources list to tighten information oversight