Indonesia Ends Landslide Search Operation As 12 Bodies Recovered

Indonesian authorities have officially terminated its search operation in the landslide hit Sukabumi district in West Java Province on Sunday after the bodies of...

Family of Students Killed in South Korea’s Sewol Ferry Disaster to Get US$380,000 each

South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the South Korean government has decided to compensate the families of of the 250 students and...

China’s Ship Sinking Death Toll Rises to 330

SHANGHAI - The official state-broadcaster CCTV has reported that at least 330 people have been confirmed dead following the capsizing of a cruise ship...

4-Year-Old Boy Survives Florida Highway Crash That Killed 8 People

A four-year-old boy was among the survivors in the deadly Florida Highway crash that killed eight people on board a church van, the Florida...

Death of Usman Will Not Stop Criminal Charges Against MILF Men in SAF 44...

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government said members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who were deemed responsible for the death of 44...

APEC Delegates in Cebu Well-Secured

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES – A local police official here said the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Cebu have so far been peaceful and...

Colombia Woman Faces 100 Years Prison Time for Cutting Fetus Off Pregnant’s Womb

She might have escaped being charged with murder but Dynel Lane is still charged in court for felonies that could get her at least...

18 Garment Workers Killed in Cambodia Road Crash

CAMBODIA - A speeding bus collided with van loaded with garment workers in Svay Rieng Tuesday morning, killing at least 18 garment workers and...

Philippines Supports UN Disaster Awareness Initiatives

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government said it supports a United Nations (UN) initiative raising awareness on disasters to make vulnerable communities much safer. UN...

7 Drug Suspects Killed in Davao City Drug Raid

DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES - Authorities announced today that seven suspected drug pushers were killed during a shootout with police operatives in Davao City past...

Malaysia Detains 17 Militants, 2 Coming From Syria, Suspected of Plotting Terror Acts in...

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - The Malaysian police detained 17 suspected militants who were allegedly planning terror activities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian...

To Avoid Power Interruptions in Cebu, Public Urged Not To Fly Kites

CEBU CITY – The Visayan Electric Company (VECO), the power utility firm that serves Metro Cebu, has urged Cebuanos to refrain from flying kites...

Malaysian Plantation Worker Believed To Be Eaten Alive By Crocodile

What started as a fishing trip of four friends turned tragic when one of the men, an oil palm plantation worker, suddenly went missing...

Air Canada Plane Skids Off Halifax Runway; Over 20 Hurt

At least 20 people were rushed to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries early Sunday after an Air Canada plane overshoot the runway at Halifax...
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World Food Programme Opens Disaster Response Center in Cebu

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have jointly inaugurated the Visayas Disaster Response Centre...

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...

Saudi Executes Filipino Worker for 2009 Murder

Saudi Arabia has executed a Filipino worker who was found guilty for the murder of his Sudanese landlord in 2009, the Philippine Department of...

100 Miners Killed in Myanmar’s Jade Mine Landslide

MYANMAR - At least 100 miners died while about 200 others were still missing following a landslide near a jade mine in the Katchin...

Some Philippine Schools Suspend Classes Due to Typhoon Odette #WalangPasok

Here is a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Friday, October 13, due to Tropical Storm Odette (Khanun). Abra -...

Activists Empower Yogyakarta Residents to Show Their True Colors and Reject Tobacco Industry Exploitation

Jakarta, Indonesia and New York, USA -- Global public health experts Vital Strategies today congratulated health advocates, artists and the people of Kali Code village,...