Kidnappers demand ransom for Malaysian hostages in Borneo

2015-05-17 12:21

Suspected Philippine Abu Sayyaf rebels have demanded a ransom in exchange for the release of two Malaysians seized in Borneo, a Malaysian police official says.

Anger as Philippine factory fire death toll rises

2015-05-14 09:18

Fifty-eight people have died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital and 13 others remain missing, authorities say.

Body of Filipino envoy killed in Pakistan arrives home

2015-05-13 12:50

The body of the Philippine ambassador who was among those killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan last week has arrived in his home country.

Pakistan helicopter crash kills Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors

2015-05-08 11:16

The Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors to Pakistan have been killed when a military helicopter crashed into a school in the north of the country, an army spokesperson says.

Philippines issues volcano alert

2015-05-07 11:28

The Philippines has issued a level 1 volcano alert after a steam explosion in the centre of the country.

1 000s beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

2015-04-27 07:23

The mother of an autistic Filipino boy she says faces deportation because he would be a burden to the Australian taxpayer has presented a petition signed by tens of thousands of people begging authorities to let him stay.

Sons to reunite with mom on death row in Indonesia

2015-04-23 14:32

The two young sons of a Philippine maid on death row for drug trafficking in Indonesia will fly out for a feared final reunion, the government says as it mounted a last-ditch campaign to save her.

Singaporean, Australian charged over anti-foreigner forum

2015-04-14 12:58

A Singaporean man and an Australian woman behind an online forum that often attacks immigrants and foreign workers in Singapore have been charged with sedition, an offence punishable by jail.

24 000 to be evacuated as typhoon closes in on Philippines

2015-04-04 07:56

Around 24 000 people from the Philippines are being evacuated with Typhoon Maysak a day away from potentially striking the country's northeast coast, officials say.

120 000 flee Philippines violence

2015-03-20 21:49

More than 120 000 people have fled their homes in the impoverished southern Philippines since fighting broke out between government troops and Islamic militants.


Safety calls after dozens die in Philippines fire

2015-05-15 07:41

International organisations have called for higher safety standards at workplaces in the Philippines after a footwear factory was destroyed by fire, killing at least 72 workers.

Dozens feared dead in slipper factory fire in Philippines

2015-05-13 14:53

A mayor and fire officials in a suburb of the Philippine capital say dozens of workers are feared dead in a fire that razed a rubber slipper factory.

Typhoon intensifies, closes in on Philippines

2015-05-10 08:16

The powerful Typhoon Noul has gained strength as it zeroes in on the northern tip of Philippines and so far 1 400 people have been evacuated.

Kidnapped businesswoman rescued in Philippines, 5 gunmen killed

2015-05-07 13:02

Philippine police have rescued a businesswoman abducted by terrorists in the south of the country, killing five of the kidnappers, the military say.

Philippine volcano ejects ash, but no violent eruption

2015-05-07 07:46

A Philippine volcano has spewed ash for the second time in less than a week but there are no signs of any imminent violent eruption, the country’s chief volcano expert says.

Families of death row inmates, fearing worst, head to Indonesia

2015-04-24 18:03

Relatives and diplomats have scrambled to visit several foreign drug convicts on death row in Indonesia as authorities, defying international outrage, made final preparations to execute them.

5 children drown in a river in Philippines

2015-04-15 09:07

Five children have drowned in a river in the northern Philippines during a family outing, police say.

Typhoon Maysak melts away

2015-04-05 08:16

A super typhoon has dissolved into a tropical depression and made landfall in the Philippines, easing fears after thousands fled villages.

Philippines braces for typhoon Maysak over Easter

2015-04-02 10:14

The Philippines has issued warnings of possible landslides and storm surges, with typhoon Maysak set to strike eastern coastal areas, where many resorts are located, over the Easter weekend.

Buffalo gores butchers, rampages through Manila

2015-03-16 05:00

A water buffalo has gored two butchers at an abattoir before going on a rampage through the Philippine capital Manila, terrorising hundreds of people and tossing furniture in the lobby of a small hotel.

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