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Rains lash disaster-weary Philippines as typhoon nears
Rains lash disaster-weary Philippines as typhoon nears

Heavy rain and strong winds began to hit the eastern Philippines ahead of a giant storm threatening more devastation to areas yet to recover from a super typhoon.

Rains lash disaster-weary Philippines as typhoon nears
Fear as typhoon bears down on Philippines
Fear as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Thousands of people in the Philippines sought shelter inmakeshift evacuation centresas monster Typhoon Hagupit bore down on the disaster-weary nation.

Fear as typhoon bears down on Philippines
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Golovkin beats Pacquiao and Mayweather in Best Boxer votes

Gennady Golovkin has beaten Manny Pacquiao in the Fighter of the Year 2014 rating.

Golovkin beats Pacquiao and Mayweather in Best Boxer votes
Prayers, tears in Philippines one year after super typhoon
Prayers, tears in Philippines one year after super typhoon

Survivors of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land wept at mass graves during ceremonies to mark one year since the storm devastated the central Philippines

Prayers, tears in Philippines one year after super typhoon
Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital
Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital

Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital Manila.

Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital
Philippine airport bomb plotters planned anti-China attacks: govt
Philippine airport bomb plotters planned anti-China attacks: govt

Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital's airport were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy.

Philippine airport bomb plotters planned anti-China attacks: govt
Car bomb found at Philippines' main airport: authorities
Car bomb found at Philippines' main airport: authorities

Four people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila's international airport, authorities said Monday.

Car bomb found at Philippines' main airport: authorities
75 Philippine UN peacekeepers defy Syria rebels
75 Philippine UN peacekeepers defy Syria rebels

Dozens of heavily armed Philippine peacekeepers defied Syrian rebels in a Golan Heights standoff.

75 Philippine UN peacekeepers defy Syria rebels
Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia
Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

The Philippines said it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.

Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia
Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'
Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'

A chorus of chirps filled the room as one of the Philippines' top crocodile breeders checked on his wards in an overcrowded 'Noah's Ark' .

Ultra-rare crocs survive in Philippine 'Noah's Ark'
Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term
Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office.

Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term
©Reuters/Erik De Castro
Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in Philippines: military

An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country's south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said.

Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in Philippines: military
Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena'
Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena'

Philippine President Benigno Aquino presided over the opening on Monday of what is billed as the world's largest indoor stadium, erected by a politically-influential religious sect.

Philippine sect opens 'world's largest indoor arena'
Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38
Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38

Millions of people in the Philippines endured a second sweltering day without power on Thursday after a ferocious typhoon paralysed the capital and wrecked flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 38 lives.

Typhoon power woes in Philippines as death toll hits 38
Deadly typhoon shuts down Philippine capital
Deadly typhoon shuts down Philippine capital

Typhoon Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital on Wednesday as authorities said the first major storm of the country's brutal rainy season claimed at least four lives and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate.

Deadly typhoon shuts down Philippine capital
©Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia

Sales of flat panel televisions across Southeast Asia rose sharply in May as demand soared in the football-crazy region ahead of the World Cup, a report said.

World Cup boosts TV sales in football-mad Southeast Asia
©Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Saudi MERS: Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Hajj

The Philippines urged its large Muslim minority to reconsider plans to join pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia this year due to a deadly virus outbreak there.

Saudi MERS: Philippines urges its Muslims to abort Hajj
Gao Huayun. ©Reuters
Kidnapped Chinese, Filippino rescued in Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and a Filippino worker have been rescued nearly two months after they were abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.

Kidnapped Chinese, Filippino rescued in Malaysia
©Reuters/Lee Jae-Won
South Korea's Kumho to upgrade Philippine airport

A South Korean firm has won an $82.9-million contract to upgrade an airport at one of the Philippines' hottest tourist destinations, authorities said.

South Korea's Kumho to upgrade Philippine airport
Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest
Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest

Several hundred Filipino and Vietnamese protesters united in a march in the Philippine capital on Friday, demanding that China stop oil drilling in disputed South China Sea waters.

Philippine, Vietnamese join anti-China street protest