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  • Philippines Orders Crackdown on Privileged Jailbirds

    Philippines Orders Crackdown on Privileged Jailbirds

    Philippine authorities have given privileged inmates in the country's main prison until Christmas Eve to turn over their hidden guns, drugs and other contraband or the notorious facility will face a major shakedown.

  • Lives of Danger, Poverty on Philippines' Typhoon Coast

    Lives of Danger, Poverty on Philippines' Typhoon Coast

    Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the ground zero for many of East Asia's deadliest storms.

  • Bomb Blast Kills Nine in Bus in Southern Philippines

    Bomb Blast Kills Nine in Bus in Southern Philippines

    An explosion ripped through a commuter bus in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing nine people and wounding 17, security officials said, blaming the attack on a splinter group of Muslim rebels.

  • Philippines Storm Kills 27, Spares Manila

    Philippines Storm Kills 27, Spares Manila

    A giant storm swept out of the Philippines today after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal communities, but there was relief it spared the capital and other areas from disaster.

  • Philippine Typhoon Weakens But Leaves 21 Dead

    Philippine Typhoon Weakens But Leaves 21 Dead

    Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a tropical storm today, leaving at least 21 people dead, forcing more than a million people into shelters but sparing most of the central Philippine region still haunted by last year's monster storm.

  • Relief in Philippines As Typhoon Crawls West; 4 Dead

    Relief in Philippines As Typhoon Crawls West; 4 Dead

    Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos began to return to their homes battered by a powerful typhoon at the weekend, but the nation collectively breathed a sigh of relief as a massive evacuation plan appeared to minimise fatalities.

  • Violent Philippine Storms Show Climate Change Threat: Greenpeace

    Violent Philippine Storms Show Climate Change Threat: Greenpeace

    Greenpeace global chief Kumi Naidoo said Sunday increasingly violent storms hitting the Philippines showed the world had to act on climate change, as Typhoon Hagupit barrelled across the country.

  • Homes Flattened as Typhoon Roars Through Philippines

    Homes Flattened as Typhoon Roars Through Philippines

    A powerful, slow-moving typhoon ripped through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that flattened houses and toppled trees and power lines in areas still scarred from a deadly super-storm just over a year ago.

  • Typhoon Slams into Philippines, 1 Million Evacuated

    Typhoon Slams into Philippines, 1 Million Evacuated

    A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.

  • Trees Felled, Power Cut as Typhoon Hits Philippines

    Trees Felled, Power Cut as Typhoon Hits Philippines

    Strong winds felled trees as a powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing intense rain and threatening to wreak more destruction to areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.

  • Rains Lash Disaster-Weary Philippines As Typhoon Nears

    Rains Lash Disaster-Weary Philippines As Typhoon Nears

    Heavy rain and strong winds began to hit the eastern Philippines today ahead of a giant storm threatening more devastation to areas yet to recover from a super typhoon that killed thousands.

  • Tens of Thousands Evacuated From Path of Philippines Typhoon

    Tens of Thousands Evacuated From Path of Philippines Typhoon

    Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, a day before a powerful typhoon was expected to hit the island nation where thousands were killed in a devastating storm 13 months ago.

  • Thousands Stranded as Filipinos Brace for Super Typhoon Hagupit

    Thousands Stranded as Filipinos Brace for Super Typhoon Hagupit

    Ports were shut across the Philippines, leaving thousands of travellers stranded, and some local governments ordered forced evacuations on Friday as super-typhoon Hagupit swept towards eastern coasts of the island nation.

  • Schools, Offices Shut As Typhoon Bears Down on Philippines

    Schools, Offices Shut As Typhoon Bears Down on Philippines

    Schools and government offices were shut in parts of the central Philippines today and residents stocked up on supplies and food, as provinces yet to recover from last year's devastating super-typhoon Haiyan braced for another category 5 storm.

  • Philippines Disaster City Braces For Strong Typhoon

    Philippines Disaster City Braces For Strong Typhoon

    Authorities in a Philippine city ravaged by super typhoon Haiyan were today faced with how to keep residents still living in tents after the 2013 disaster safe as a new, powerful cyclone threatened to bring giant waves ashore.

  • Fitbit Planning Expansion Into India and Other Asian Markets in 2015

    Fitbit Planning Expansion Into India and Other Asian Markets in 2015

    Apart from India, the California-based firm is also planning to enter Indonesia, Philippines, and Taiwan.

  • 2 Dead, 7 Missing as Storm Hits Philippines

    2 Dead, 7 Missing as Storm Hits Philippines

    Two people were killed and seven others missing in the Philippines after a tropical depression spawned huge waves and flash floods, forcing hundreds to flee their homes, authorities said today.

  • India's 'Catch It' App to Go Global

    India's 'Catch It' App to Go Global

    "Catch It" will be the first India-made app to be marketed globally, its Gurgaon-based producer said.

  • Woman Finds Pet Dog Lost in Typhoon A Year Ago

    Woman Finds Pet Dog Lost in Typhoon A Year Ago

    A Filipino woman has been reunited with her dog a year after the pet went missing in the chaos of the country's deadliest ever typhoon, she told AFP on Tuesday.

  • Vietnam Warships Visit Philippines Amid South China Sea Dispute

    Vietnam Warships Visit Philippines Amid South China Sea Dispute

    Vietnam today showed off its two most powerful warships in the first-ever port call to the Philippines but an official said it was not trying to challenge China's superior naval forces amid tension in the South China Sea.

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