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General Suharto (L) put down the failed coup in 1965, blamed the Indonesian Communist Party and rose to power on the back of the ensuing purge, going on to lead the world's most populous Muslim nation with an iron fist for three decades. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Secret files show US knew about Indonesia massacres

By Agence France-Presse The United States government had intimate knowledge of the Indonesian army's bloody anti-communist purge in the 1960s, describing the mass killings as…

Attendants walk in Tiananmen Square as they wait for delegates during the opening ceremony of the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

North Korea sends China Communist Party faint praise

  By Agence France-Presse North Korea issued an unusually short congratulatory message to China's Communist Party Wednesday as President Xi Jinping opened its five-year congress…

Barcelona's architectual gems are popular with tourists and are one of the reasons Catalonia is Spain's top tourism draw. (AFP Photo/QUIQUE GARCIA)

Catalonia independence push sparks tourism slump

By Agence France-Presse Catalonia's independence push is taking its toll on the region's tourism industry, with revenues and hotel bookings down since a banned October…