Execution of Australian Bali Nine Members to Push Through, Indonesian Court Says

INDONESIA - Despite Australia's appeal for clemency for the planned executions of two Australian drug smugglers, who are members of the Bali Nine, an...

Visiting Thai Prime Minister Lays Wreath at Rizal Monument in Philippines

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand on Friday paid his respects to Filipino national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, by laying a...

Girl, 10, Among Eight Persons Killed in Lanao Del Sur Ambush

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The number of fatalities in the ambush in Lumbacaya Unayan town in Lanao del Sur rose to eight after a 10-year-old...

New 7.3 Earthquake Hits Nepal; Kathmandu Residents in Panic

NEPAL - Residents in Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu went into panic Tuesday as a strong earthquake, measuring 7.3 in magnitude, struck the Nepal-Tibet...

Mount Bulusan in the Philippines Spews Ashes; Volcanologists Fear Possible Explosion

LEGAZPI CITY, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) fearsĀ a possible magmatic eruption of Mount Bulusan following the phreatic or ash...

Smart Opens Online Registration for Clash of Clans Philippine Tournament

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Clash of Clans fans all over the Philippines may now gear up for their ultimate battle as wireless services leader Smart...

Thunderstorm Surprises Manila Residents; Hailstorm Reported in Quezon City

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - In the middle of a hot Tuesday afternoon, a sudden downpour caused by a thunderstorm surprised residents in Metro Manila while...

Cake, Ice Candy Down 400 Elementary Students in the Philippines

LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES - More than 400 students fell ill after allegedly eating sponge cake, locally known as "mamon", and ice candy provided to them...
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Diarrhea Outbreak Kills 14 in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES - At least 14 people, mostly children, have died due to diarrhea in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, and the number of casualties continue...

Landslide Warning Up as Typhoon Noul (Dodong) Lashes Northeast Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Authorities have implemented forced evacuations in some parts of northeast Philippines as Typhoon Noul, locally named Dodong, made landfall in the...

Mahathir Wants Sirul Azhar Umar to Reveal Mastermind in Murder of Mongolian Model

MALAYSIA - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad urged authorities to allow Sirul Azhar Umar to reveal the mastermind in the murder of Mongolian...

Evacuation Ordered As Mount Bulusan Continues to Spew Ashes

LEGAZPI CITY, PHILIPPINES - Authorities have ordered the evacuation of families living within the permanent danger zone around Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon as the...

Three Minors Drown in Ilocos River on Black Saturday

PHILIPPINES - Three minors died in separate incidents of drowning in the rivers of Sigay and Tagudin Ilocos Sur on Black Saturday, authorities here...

Economic Losses in Nepal Could Reach $2 Billion

NEPAL - As rescuers scramble against time to rescue those who are still trapped inside collapsed buildings in Nepal, economists said the massive earthquake...

Malaysia Condemns Kenya Attack, Rejects Extremism In the Name of Islam

MALAYSIA - Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak turned to Twitter to announce that Malaysia condemned the attack by militant group al-Shabag in...

Philippine Government Announces New Appointments

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government announced new appointments of President Benigno Aquino III to various diplomatic and government posts. The new appointess are: Hon. Amable...

Syrian Arrested in the Philippines for Illegal Recruitment

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - A Syrian national was arrested for allegedly recruiting Filipinos to work in the United Arab Emirates although he has no permit...

Grenade Blast in Southern Philippines Hurts Three

COTABATO, PHILIPPINES - At least three persons were confirmed injured in a grenade explosion in a small village in Barangay Tomado, Aleosan, North Cotabato,...

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Founder Umbra Kato is Dead

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is checking on reports that Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) founder Ustadz Ameril Umbra...

Raid on ISIS Camp in Southern Philippines Kills 7

Seven alleged members of an ISI-inspired group were killed in a raid on what authorities said was an ISIS training camp in Sitio Sinapingan,...