Philippines allows phone use on planes

2013-12-31 11:06

The Philippines' civil aviation authority says it will allow passengers to use mobile phones and laptops to make calls and access the Internet during flights.

From the front lines: On the ground

2013-11-21 08:19

News24's Lauren Hess, who is in the Philippines to cover the SA team's rescue mission, visits a hospital devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.


Typhoon Haiyan aftermath

2013-11-11 09:34

More than 10 000 people have been killed in one of the strongest typhoons on record as savage winds and giant waves levelled communities across the Philippines. See all the pictures.

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More than 10 000 feared dead

2013-11-10 08:37

A super typhoon that destroyed entire towns across the Philippines is believed to have killed more than 10 000 people.

Philippines adds 2nd warship to fleet

2013-08-06 14:55

The Philippines has celebrated the arrival of a US Coast Guard cutter as its second major warship to challenge China's massive territorial claims, including potentially oil-rich seas.

US spying on China at sea: Phillipines

2013-07-31 13:44

The Philippines says that US spy planes were providing crucial intelligence on Chinese military activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

Filipino accused of raping Norwegian girl

2013-07-09 08:02

Philippine police say they will file charges against a 22-year-old waiter accused of raping a 15-year-old Norwegian tourist at the beach resort he works at.

Viral YouTube boy invited to Ellen show

2013-05-02 15:51

Filipino Aldrich Lloyd Talonding can't believe his luck: Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wants him to fly to the United States to be a guest on her show after seeing his viral video on YouTube.

Salt-tolerant rice bred in Manila

2013-04-16 18:32

Scientists have successfully bred a rice variety that is salt-tolerant, which could enable farmers to reclaim coastal areas rendered useless by sea water.

12 dead in Philippines 'Freak tornado'

2013-03-27 12:01

Twelve people have died when a mini-tornado caused an overloaded boat to capsize in remote southern Philippine marshes, a local official says.

Malay police open fire on Filipino clan

2013-03-01 14:26

A Filipino clan leader who occupied a Malaysian village with nearly 200 followers says Malaysian police opened fire in a bid to end the three-week standoff.

US Navy ship damages coral reef

2013-01-23 12:00

Some 1 000 square metres of coral reef in the Philippines were damaged by a US Navy ship that ran aground in the marine sanctuary.

Gunman kills three in Philippine market

2013-01-04 07:58

A gunman has killed three people and wounded several others after opening fire in a crowded Philippine market.


UN's Ban calls for more funds for Philippines

2013-12-21 20:19

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has stepped up an appeal for funds to help the Philippines recover from a devastating typhoon last month after visiting stricken areas.


Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan - as a new storm approaches. Watch.

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Typhoon Haiyan slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday; it's the strongest typhoon of the year and one of the strongest on record. See aerial footage.

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Philippines troops kill 8 Muslim rebels in clashes

2013-09-19 14:00

Philippine security forces have killed eight Muslim rebels as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of a major city and believed to be holding hostages.

Philippine blast death toll up to 8

2013-08-06 07:44

The death toll from a powerful bomb that has hit a southern Philippine city rose to eight, police say, as officials pointed to political rivalry as a possible motive.

Church fights birth control in Phillipines

2013-07-09 11:00

A relentless Catholic Church campaign to derail a birth control law in the Philippines has started its final phase at the Supreme Court, the verdict will impact millions of poor Filipinos.

Manila issues apology for Taiwan death

2013-05-16 09:04

The Philippine president has apologised to Taiwan for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guard personnel.

'New Justin Bieber' goes viral

2013-04-26 10:49

A video posted on YouTube featuring a rendition of the Luther Vandross ballad Dance With My Father Again by a young Filipino boy, Aldrich Lloyd Talonding, has gone viral.

Philippines dancing inmates inspire film

2013-04-03 20:28

Filipino inmates whose choreographed Thriller dance has attracted 52 million YouTube hits since 2007 are getting their own stories told in a movie.

Malaysia charges 8 Filipinos over invasion

2013-03-20 18:05

A Malaysian court has charged eight Filipinos with terrorism-related offences, punishable by death, over an incursion that has left scores dead, a national news agency says.

Ship fetches Filipinos in 'stand-off'

2013-02-25 12:00

A Philippine ship has sailed to waters off Malaysia to try to bring back members of a Filipino clan locked in a territorial standoff after going there and claiming land as their own.

Six dead in Philippines hotel fire

2013-01-11 10:03

Foreigners are believed to be among six people who have died when a fire razed a small hotel near a former US naval base in the Philippines, rescue officials say.

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