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Stocks plummet as markets reopen in China amid coronavirus outbreak

03 Feb 2020

Stocks plummet as markets reopen in China amid coronavirus outbreak

Stocks in China plummeted as trading resumed on Monday amid a worsening outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Samsung Galaxy A20s, with triple rear cameras, goes official

24 Sep 2019

Samsung Galaxy A20s, with triple rear cameras, goes official

As an upgrade to the Galaxy A20, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A20s.

This Vespa scooter costs more than a family car

22 Sep 2019

This Vespa scooter costs more than a family car

Italian automaker Vespa has launched its all new scooter, the Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech, in Philippines.

Here are some unbreakable Olympic records

03 Aug 2019

Here are some unbreakable Olympic records

Olympics is the greatest sporting showcase on this earth.

Huawei launches affordable P30 Lite with triple rear cameras

28 Mar 2019

Huawei launches affordable P30 Lite with triple rear cameras

Days after unveiling its P30 and P30 Pro models in Paris, Huawei has silently introduced the P30 Lite in select markets.

Philippines: Mother forced to hand-feed her videogame-addict son

22 Feb 2019

Philippines: Mother forced to hand-feed her videogame-addict son

Videogame addiction among teenagers these days has become a nightmare for many parents.

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

13 Feb 2019

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

On Tuesday, Singapore-based online fashion retail site Zilingo Pte raised $226mn to fund its expansion to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Philippines: Two bombs explode outside Roman Catholic cathedral, kills 19

27 Jan 2019

Philippines: Two bombs explode outside Roman Catholic cathedral, kills 19

Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim terrorists are active, killing minimum 19 and wounding nearly 50 during a Sunday Mass, officials said.

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.

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

29 Dec 2018

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.

Philippines' Catriona Gray, of 'lava walk' fame, crowned Miss Universe-2018

17 Dec 2018

Philippines' Catriona Gray, of 'lava walk' fame, crowned Miss Universe-2018

It's that time of the year, when several beauties, from all across the world, come together to compete for the Miss World and Miss Universe titles.

PM Modi participates in ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore

15 Nov 2018

PM Modi participates in ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today participated in the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore and underlined the need for maritime cooperation and centrality of trade for the prosperity of the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

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.

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.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut could cause damages worth $120bn in Asia

15 Sep 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut could cause damages worth $120bn in Asia

On Saturday, Super Typhoon Mangkhut ripped through the Philippines causing floods, triggering landslides, disrupting electricity and travel services.

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.

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.

Philippines: 9 killed as plane crashes into house after takeoff

17 Mar 2018

Philippines: 9 killed as plane crashes into house after takeoff

A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff in the Philippines, killing all those onboard and four people on the ground.

Huawei launches the Nova 2 Lite smartphone in Philippines

15 Mar 2018

Huawei launches the Nova 2 Lite smartphone in Philippines

Huawei has launched it latest smartphone - the Nova 2 Lite - in the Philippines.

Nirav Modi fraud: Modi and Choski's passports revoked

24 Feb 2018

Nirav Modi fraud: Modi and Choski's passports revoked

The passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choski - accused of over Rs. 11,400 crore worth of fraud - have been revoked, according to sources from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Employer arrested for Filipina maid's death in Kuwait freezer

24 Feb 2018

Employer arrested for Filipina maid's death in Kuwait freezer

After a manhunt spanning several weeks, police have arrested the employer of a 29-year-old Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer in Kuwait.

Mobile app used to map condom dispensers in Philippines

03 Feb 2018

Mobile app used to map condom dispensers in Philippines

Campaigners and activists in the Philippines have set up free condom dispensers in collaboration with restaurants and shops in Manila to promote safe sex and fight a worsening HIV epidemic.

Philippines: Tropical-storm Tembin kills about 180 on Mindanao Island

24 Dec 2017

Philippines: Tropical-storm Tembin kills about 180 on Mindanao Island

Ferocious tropical storm Tembin has wreaked havoc across the southern part of the Philippines.

Modi@ASEAN: India wishes to emerge as a global peacekeeper

14 Nov 2017

Modi@ASEAN: India wishes to emerge as a global peacekeeper

PM Narendra Modi recently addressed the Indian diaspora in the Philippines on the sidelines fo the ongoing ASEAN summit

Modi in Manila: PM meets nine-year-old Filipino with 'Jaipur foot'

13 Nov 2017

Modi in Manila: PM meets nine-year-old Filipino with 'Jaipur foot'

Like any state chief, PM Narendra Modi has a busy schedule, but he specially took out time at one of his ASEAN summit engagements in Manila to meet nine-year-old Carlo Migel Silvano.

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.

OPPO F5 smartphone to be launched in three variants

21 Oct 2017

OPPO F5 smartphone to be launched in three variants

Chinese device maker OPPO is finally going to unveil its latest selfie-centric OPPO F5 smartphone in the Philippines on 26 October.

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.

Beauty queen from Philippines raped, murdered

21 Jul 2017

Beauty queen from Philippines raped, murdered

Kimberly, an aspiring beauty queen from Samal in Davao del Norte was allegedly raped and murdered in Philippines.

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.

Manila: 34 dead in botched up robbery in casino

02 Jun 2017

Manila: 34 dead in botched up robbery in casino

A night-out became catastrophic for people when a robber barged into a casino in Philippines and starting firing shots blindly, setting the casino tables on fire. He stole chips worth $2.3million, but they were recovered by the police later.

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

25 May 2017

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

In the first provocative action since Donald Trump took office, a US warship sailed 12 nautical miles away from an artificial island that China constructed on a disputed part of the South China Sea.

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.

China installs rocket-launchers on disputed SCS reef

17 May 2017

China installs rocket-launchers on disputed SCS reef

China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, in the latest move that has sparked fresh tensions in the region.

'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".