Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 16:09

A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports at the peak of holiday travel, set off landslides, ...

Cargo ship arrives in Philippines to return Canadian trash

Asia & Pacific 05/30/19, 10:14

A cargo ship arrived in a northern Philippine port on Thursday to transport 69 containers of garbage back to Canada that officials say were shipped illegally to the Philippines, one of two Southeast Asia countries that have protested being treated like dumpsites by wealthier nations.Administrator Wilma Eisma of Subic Bay ...

Update: World War II soldier buried in Montana

U.S. 05/25/19, 18:05

The Latest on funeral services for a WWII solider from Montana whose remains were identified last year. (all times local):5 p.m.A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were ...

Duterte’s allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 00:33

The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in the midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations.Elections officials proclaimed the winners after finishing the official count ...

Thurman promises to end Pacquiao’s legendary career

Sports 05/21/19, 14:32

Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct.Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines.That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July 20 fight in Las ...

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 00:25

The Philippine foreign secretary says the ambassador and consuls in Canada are being recalled over Ottawa's failure to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago.Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tweeted Thursday that the Philippines "shall maintain a diminished diplomatic presence ...

Unofficial tally shows Duterte allies winning big in polls

World 05/13/19, 23:15

An unofficial vote count of the Philippine midterm elections shows President Rodrigo Duterte's allies with an overwhelming lead in the race for the Senate, which the opposition regards as one of the last bulwarks against a brash populist leader accused of massive human rights violations.Preliminary Commission on Election figures seen ...

Millions vote in Philippine elections crucial to Duterte

Asia & Pacific 05/12/19, 19:33

Filipinos have begun voting in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and an opposition fighting for check and balance under a leader they regard as a looming dictator.Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying ...

Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

Asia & Pacific 05/11/19, 21:42

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on the ballot but Monday's midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, unorthodox style and contentious embrace of China.Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying ...

Widow, daughter of Korean Air chairman appear on trial

New York 05/01/19, 23:16

The widow and daughter of Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho have appeared in court over charges they unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines.Lee Myung-hee and her daughter, Cho Hyun-ah, refused to answer questions by reporters on Thursday following their appearance at a Seoul court.Cho Hyun-ah gained notoriety in 2014 after ...

Cyprus police link slaying suspect to 3rd missing woman

Europe 04/25/19, 10:44

A police investigation into the slayings of two Filipino women whose bodies were found in an abandoned mineshaft in Cyprus widened Thursday after investigators connected a military officer detained as a suspect to a third woman from the Philippines who vanished 16 months ago.Investigators testified at a detention hearing that ...

Update: New 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

Asia & Pacific 04/23/19, 01:09

The Latest on powerful earthquakes in the Philippines (all times local):2 p.m.The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people.The new quake hit Tuesday afternoon and was centered 13 kilometers ...

Quake kills at least 11, 24 missing in northern Philippines

Asia & Pacific 04/22/19, 21:42

Rescuers found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed down in a powerful earthquake that damaged buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines, raising the death toll to 11, officials said Tuesday.The bodies of four victims were pulled from Chuzon Supermarket and three other villagers ...

Philippine quake knocks over building, at least 3 dead

Asia & Pacific 04/22/19, 11:35

A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage, officials said. Mayor Condralito dela Cruz of Porac town in Pampanga province, north of Manila, said ...

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Asia & Pacific 04/19/19, 05:59

Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering.Four men and a woman, some wearing crowns of twigs, were escorted by villagers dressed as Roman centurions ...

Filipinos start evacuating from Libyan capital; 1 wounded

Africa 04/18/19, 05:24

Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino, officials said Thursday.Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Emmanuel Fernandez said in Manila that three hospital workers and four students were evacuated by ...

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