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Death toll from Philippines storm, landslides climbs to 126

06 Jan 2019

Death toll from Philippines storm, landslides climbs to 126

The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said today, adding landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause.

Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year

11 Dec 2018

Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year

TIME magazine has finally released its much-awaited Person of the Year 2018, and a handful of journalists whose work landed them in jail or cost them their lives have been awarded the coveted title collectively.

Australian nun to leave Philippines after fight with President Duterte

01 Nov 2018

Australian nun to leave Philippines after fight with President Duterte

An Australian nun, who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered the country's President Rodrigo Duterte, said yesterday that she will leave rather than face arrest and deportation.

Thailand: Maya Bay, made famous in 'The Beach', shut indefinitely

04 Oct 2018

Thailand: Maya Bay, made famous in 'The Beach', shut indefinitely

The glittering Thai bay immortalized in the movie 'The Beach' will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said yesterday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired.

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

16 Sep 2018

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China today after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rains that left at least 28 dead.

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama

03 Sep 2018

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former US President Barack Obama for calling him a "son of a whore" in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations' long alliance.

Duterte: Will quit if enough women are offended by kiss

06 Jun 2018

Duterte: Will quit if enough women are offended by kiss

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has defended kissing the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea on Sunday, and has said that he would resign if enough women sign a petition calling for his resignation.

2018 Pulitzer Prizes: #MeToo coverage, Kendrick Lamar and more

17 Apr 2018

2018 Pulitzer Prizes: #MeToo coverage, Kendrick Lamar and more

Kendrick Lamar created history by becoming the first rap artist to receive the Pulitzer Award for Music on Monday, generally accorded to jazz and classical artists, for his album 'DAMN'.

Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"

04 Apr 2018

Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN Human Rights Chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of Philippines leader's deadly drug-war.

Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers

11 Mar 2018

Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers

During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania for a struggling Republican candidate, US President Donald Trump publicly praised countries that execute drug dealers.

India celebrates 69th Republic Day

26 Jan 2018

India celebrates 69th Republic Day

Today, India celebrates its 69th Republic Day. The parade this time is historic: there are 10 chief guests, the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations.

Packed day for Modi at ASEAN summit in Manila

13 Nov 2017

Packed day for Modi at ASEAN summit in Manila

PM Narendra Modi attended the opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN summit being held at Manila, Philippines.

PM Modi meets Trump upon arriving in the Philippines

12 Nov 2017

PM Modi meets Trump upon arriving in the Philippines

Upon arriving in the Philippines as part of a tour which will see him attend the 15th ASEAN-India Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit, PM Narendra Modi met several foreign leaders informally.

What we can expect from Trump's marathon 5-nation Asia tour

04 Nov 2017

What we can expect from Trump's marathon 5-nation Asia tour

President Donald Trump has embarked on a marathon 11-day tour of Asia, the longest by an American president to the continent in 25 years.

Duterte threatens to expel EU envoys over drug war criticism

13 Oct 2017

Duterte threatens to expel EU envoys over drug war criticism

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to expel ambassadors from all EU countries within 24 hours, accusing the bloc of plotting to have Manila expelled from the UN. He didn't provide any evidence of this.

Rahul likens Modi to Duterte: 'Both thrive on hatred'

29 Sep 2017

Rahul likens Modi to Duterte: 'Both thrive on hatred'

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi has hit out at PM Narendra Modi by comparing him to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that they both "thrive on hatred and disrespect institutions."

Philippines: Thousands protest President Duterte's 'dictatorship'

22 Sep 2017

Philippines: Thousands protest President Duterte's 'dictatorship'

Filipinos seem to be growing increasingly unhappy with President Rodrigo Duterte's tough handed approach towards law and order.

Philippines controversial anti-drug president's son named in $125mn narcotics scandal

09 Sep 2017

Philippines controversial anti-drug president's son named in $125mn narcotics scandal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son Paolo has denied involvement in a $125 million drug smuggling operation.

Hostages in Philippines forced to fight against Government by militants

29 Jun 2017

Hostages in Philippines forced to fight against Government by militants

Residents of Philippines are facing atrocities as Islamist militant group Maute occupying the Southern Philippines have taken the civilians as hostage and are forcing them to either loot, become sex slaves or fight against the government.

Philippines- Islamist terrorists storm school, hold students hostage

21 Jun 2017

Philippines- Islamist terrorists storm school, hold students hostage

Islamist terrorists stormed a school in Philippines and are holding several students hostage.

Philippines declares martial law following clashes with extremists

24 May 2017

Philippines declares martial law following clashes with extremists

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the violence-prone southern island of Mindanao.

'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists

24 Apr 2017

'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists

In some bizarre comments, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced he can be "50 times" more brutal than terrorists, and he could even "eat his liver".

Philippines to hold military drills with the US

17 Apr 2017

Philippines to hold military drills with the US

The Philippines military announced it will hold annual exercises with troops from its US ally.

100 Philippines police officers dismissed over drug charges

13 Feb 2017

100 Philippines police officers dismissed over drug charges

Data revealed that at least 100 police officers in the Philippines were discharged from duty since the beginning of last year for drug abuse.

Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire

06 Feb 2017

Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a news conference warned rebels that the military is ready to respond with airstrikes and and new offensives if Maoist rebels launch attacks.

Police out, anti-narcotics agency takes over Philippines drug war

01 Feb 2017

Police out, anti-narcotics agency takes over Philippines drug war

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said the Philippines Drugs Enforcement Agency would run anti-drug operations in the country and the national police have been temporarily withdrawn from anti-drug operations.

Philippines temporarily halts war on drugs

31 Jan 2017

Philippines temporarily halts war on drugs

Philippines police chief Ronald dela Rosa put a temporary halt to the country's war on drugs, in an attempt to weed out corrupt police officers from the force.

President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies

30 Dec 2016

President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stoked controversy by accusing US envoys of the country of being spies for allegedly plotting his ouster; the US denied the allegations.

Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank

23 Dec 2016

Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank

On Thursday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said to the governor of the central bank, "I will give you a whack."

UN rights chief: President Duterte must be probed for murder

21 Dec 2016

UN rights chief: President Duterte must be probed for murder

After President Duterte's confession of having killed criminals in the past, UN rights chief urged the Philippines to investigate him for murder.

Trump lays down his policy- 'Buy American and Hire Americans'

15 Dec 2016

Trump lays down his policy- 'Buy American and Hire Americans'

President-elect Donald Trump, at a victory rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin said that his government will support two simple rules: "buy American and hire Americans."

Philippines President Duterte hints at quitting

15 Dec 2016

Philippines President Duterte hints at quitting

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hinted at possibly quitting as President, saying "I don't need it at my age".

Duterte: Trump makes me feel like a saint

09 Dec 2016

Duterte: Trump makes me feel like a saint

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he felt like a saint after his congratulatory phone conversation with Donald Trump; Trump heaped praises on Duterte for his deadly war on drugs in the Philippines.

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty

18 Nov 2016

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order to remove Russia's signature from the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

US Def Sec: US-Philippines military ties are intact

30 Sep 2016

US Def Sec: US-Philippines military ties are intact

Against the backdrop of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's unsavoury language toward US President Obama and Philippines' recent announcement of ending joint military drills with the US, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter clarified that US-Philippine military ties were "iron-clad."

Former hitman claims Philippine President ordered extrajudicial killings

17 Sep 2016

Former hitman claims Philippine President ordered extrajudicial killings

In a testimony, Edgar Matobato, a former assassin, said he was part of 300-member "Davao Death Squad", run on the orders of Duterte, whose work was to kill criminals like drug pushers, rapists, snatchers everyday.

Your weekly wrap

12 Sep 2016

Your weekly wrap

This week the world got a new 'Richest Man', in the form of an obscure Spanish businessman.

Obama cancels meet with Philippines President

06 Sep 2016

Obama cancels meet with Philippines President

Barack Obama was scheduled to meet the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte; this would've been their first meeting.

Massive explosion at a night market in southern Philippines

03 Sep 2016

Massive explosion at a night market in southern Philippines

An explosion at a night market in Davao killed at least 14 people and injured 70, according to local news agencies.

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN

21 Aug 2016

Duterte threatens to withdraw Philippines from UN

Facing mounting criticism over the bloody war on drugs and crime that has engulfed the Philippines, embattled President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to pull Philippines out of the UN.