Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a newspaper said Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer.
With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected overseas Filipino worker (OFW) here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and the general public to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Work to clean Agent Orange-contaminated soil began at Da Nang city airport Saturday as the U.S. and Vietnamese governments pushed on with efforts to undo the damage caused by a herbicide deployed by U.S. forces during the Vietnam war.
In the wake of the alleged sexual abuse case at Jakarta International School (JIS) in South Jakarta, Indonesia, where a 6-year-old kindergarten student was supposedly gang raped by several members of the school's cleaning staff, questions have been raised about safety at schools, in particularly at JIS.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate met with the families of Australian soldiers killed in recent conflicts Saturday and took a front-row fighter jet seat as their tour headed north.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng relates how the news of Karpal Singh's death dealt a blow to him.
The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation, as divers Saturday spotted bodies inside the submerged vessel.
After the successful hugging activity, the Japanese students are now working on a group activity.
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need — three of whom were seen lifeless in the drowned vessel by a diver who was unable to get them out.
The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.