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26-year-old woman arrested, fined in Philippines for wearing bikini that was too revealing

26-year-old woman arrested, fined in Philippines for wearing bikini that was too revealing

A 26-year-old Taiwanese tourist was arrested and then fined a hefty amount for wearing a particularly revealing bikini on the beach in Ph...Read More

Beijing refuses to 'budge' on South China Sea: Philippines

Beijing refuses to 'budge' on South China Sea: Philippines

Beijing told visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that its position on the South China Sea was not up for negotiation, a spokesm...Read More

Philippines: 10-year-old boy eaten by crocodile, after being snatched from boat, in latest attack

Philippines: 10-year-old boy eaten by crocodile, after being snatched from boat, in latest attack

Humans and crocodiles sharing the same space has resulted in multiple run-ins, in which people have been killed or mangled by the animals

7 dead and 13 missing as boats capsize in Philippines

7 dead and 13 missing as boats capsize in Philippines

At least seven people died and 13 were missing after two boats capsized in rough seas off the central Philippines on Saturday, rescuers s...Read More

Philippines quake: 8 killed, 60 injured

Philippines quake: 8 killed, 60 injured

Eight people were killed and dozens injured when a series of earthquakes struck islands in the far northern Philippines early Saturday, t...Read More

Manila says ex-FM may have been denied Hong Kong entry over passport

Manila says ex-FM may have been denied Hong Kong entry over passport

The Philippines said Saturday its former foreign minister may have been denied entry into Hong Kong over his diplomatic passport, shying ...Read More

ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste

ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste

Just five Asian countries -- China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand -- dump more than half of the eight million tonnes o...Read More

Sushmita Sen’s BF Rohman Shawl congratulates her as she clocks 25 years as India’s first Miss Universe

Sushmita Sen’s BF Rohman Shawl congratulates her as she clocks 25 years as India’s first Miss Universe

Mumbai: Actress Sushmita Sen, who made India proud 25 years ago by becoming the first Indian woman ever to win the Miss Universe crown, t...Read More

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

Manila: The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over failure to comply with a deadline to take back truckloads ...Read More

Online ‘cockroach challenge’ driving youngsters crazy

Online ‘cockroach challenge’ driving youngsters crazy

New Delhi: It may sound a little yucky to some, but a new online challenge that involves taking a selfie with cockroaches on your face is...Read More

Bomb blast outside restaurant wounds at least 13 in southern Philippines

Bomb blast outside restaurant wounds at least 13 in southern Philippines

Manila: A bomb blast outside a restaurant on Wednesday wounded at least 13 people, including children, in the insurgency-plagued southern...Read More

Dead whale ate 40 kg plastic

Dead whale ate 40 kg plastic

Manila: A starving whale with 40 kgs of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists sai...Read More

60 billion plastic sachets in Philippines

60 billion plastic sachets in Philippines

Manila: An audit in the Philippines has shown the country uses a “shocking” amount of single-use plastic, including nearly 60 billion sac...Read More

2.6 million children at risk in Philippines measles outbreak

2.6 million children at risk in Philippines measles outbreak

Manila:  Health experts have warned that about 2.6 children in the Philippines were at risk due to a measles outbreak in the country as m...Read More

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May get into sea war due to US: Philippines

Manila: The United States is more likely to be involved in a “shooting war” in the disputed South China Sea than the Philippines but the ...Read More

US vows Philippines aid against “armed attack” in China-claimed sea

US vows Philippines aid against “armed attack” in China-claimed sea

Manila: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday vowed to defend the Philippines against “armed attack” in the disputed South China Sea i...Read More

Facebook posts record USD 6.9 billion in profit despite controversies

Facebook posts record USD 6.9 billion in profit despite controversies

California: Despite numerous scandals, Facebook is making more money than ever. The company posted its quarterly revenue report underlini...Read More

Philippines: 27 killed, 77 others injured in twin explosions during Mass at a church in Sulu province

Philippines: 27 killed, 77 others injured in twin explosions during Mass at a church in Sulu province

At least 27 people were killed and 77 others injured on Sunday in twin explosions during Mass at a church in Philippines’ Sulu province, ...Read More

Death toll from Philippine storm, landslides climbs to 126

Death toll from Philippine storm, landslides climbs to 126

Manila: The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said Sunday, adding ...Read More

Death toll in Philippines storm reaches 85

Death toll in Philippines storm reaches 85

Manila: At least 85 people have died and 20 remain missing in floods and landslides triggered by storm Usman as it passed through the Phi...Read More

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