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Philippines tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand Filipinos travelling to Thailand have been told to shun red or yellow items to avoid being caught up in the political unrest there, the Philippine embassy in Bangkok said.
11 января 2014
Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade Hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees poured into Manila Thursday for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades honouring an ebony statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers.
09 января 2014
Magma clue to Earth's super-volcanoes Geologists on Sunday reported insights into super-volcanoes, the brooding, enigmatic giants of Earth's crust whose eruptions are as catastrophic as they are rare.
06 января 2014
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco Philippines allows phone use on planes The Philippines' civil aviation authority said Tuesday it would allow passengers to use mobile phones and laptops to make calls and access the Internet during flights.
31 декабря 2013
Fireworks injure 160 as Philippines readies for New Year More than 160 people have been injured by fireworks in the Philippines as they prepared to welcome the New Year, the government said Saturday.
28 декабря 2013
Photo courtesy of Philippines arrests three linked to Mexico drug cartel: police Philippine anti-drug police said on Thursday they had arrested three people connected to Mexico's feared Sinoloa drug cartel while they were storing narcotics.
26 декабря 2013
Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone Survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon spent a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud Wednesday as heavy rain drove many inside their flimsy shelters, dampening efforts to retain some holiday cheer in the deeply devout nation.
26 декабря 2013
Pope marks first Christmas as crowds flock to Bethlehem Pope Francis held his first Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican on Tuesday by highlighting the role played by humble shepherds in the Nativity, as thousands flocked to the historic site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem.
25 декабря 2013
Despite disasters, Philippines expects a merry Christmas Despite several deadly disasters including a killer typhoon and a powerful earthquake, the Philippines still expects a merry Christmas this year, survey results released Tuesday said.
25 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco RR/SH Haiyan to hit Philippine coconut oil exports: industry official Global coconut oil supplies will likely fall next year, an industry official said Friday, after the killer typhoon that struck leading exporter the Philippines last month destroyed millions of trees used to produce the commodity.
20 декабря 2013
Philippines launches $8.17 bn Haiyan rebuilding plan The Philippines launched an $8.17 billion plan on Wednesday to rebuild the lives of millions made homeless by Super Typhoon Haiyan and strengthen the disaster-prone nation's defences against future tempests.
19 декабря 2013
Filipina crowned Miss International in Japan A Philippine beauty queen has been crowned Miss International in a pageant marred by allegations of intimidation that kept her predecessor away -- pledging to use her title to help victims of the country's devastating typhoon.
18 декабря 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel US Secretary of State John Kerry was marking his 70th birthday Wednesday leaving again for Israel, in his dogged quest for an elusive Middle East peace deal.
12 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Jason Lee China seen as 'confident', 'belligerent': state media People around the world see China as "confident", "belligerent" and "arrogant", state-run media reported Tuesday in an unusually direct survey of attitudes towards the country.
10 декабря 2013
Agonising wait for the missing in Philippine wastelands In the grieving, grey wastelands that were once bustling towns on tropical Philippine islands, thousands of typhoon survivors are enduring an agonising wait of hope and denial for news of loved ones.
10 декабря 2013
Le Luong Minh (L), secretary-general of ASEAN, shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ©Reuters/Yoshikazu Tsuno Japan, SE Asia in talks to expand currency swap Japan and Southeast Asian countries are in talks over expanding currency swap arrangements to help cushion their economies in financial emergencies, an official said Thursday, ahead of a Japan-ASEAN summit next week.
06 декабря 2013
Optimism for deal to lower Pacific tuna catches Conservationists and fishing industry representatives expressed confidence Thursday they were close to agreement on cutbacks in the lucrative tuna fishing industry in the Pacific.
06 декабря 2013
Kumis Bazarbayeva (C) the most talented beauty at the <i>Miss Earth</i>, Olesya Boslovyak from Russia and Chinese Lisa Xiang. Photo courtesy of Kumis Bazarbayeva wins talent competition at Miss Earth 2013 The traditional preliminary competitions of swimsuits, national dresses, evening gowns and talents were held at the Miss Earth 2013.
03 декабря 2013
Kazakhstan President's residence Akorda. ©Reuters 9 Ambassadors to Kazakhstan present credentials Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin has accepted the credentials from Ambassadors of Denmark, Uruguay. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bangladesh, Philippines, Zambia, Nigeria and Fiji.
27 ноября 2013
Philippine typhoon survivors turn cave-dwellers Victims who survived the Philippines' super typhoon by huddling in a cave as a tsunami-like wave obliterated their community have now made it their home -- reduced to Stone Age conditions with nowhere else to go.
18 ноября 2013

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