Updated Thursday, January 1, 2015 0:35 am TWN
The death toll from flooding and landslides in the Philippines wrought by tropical storm Jangmi rose to 53 Wednesday, officials said, with some regions saying they were caught off guard by the deluge.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
An AirAsia Zest plane carrying 159 people overshot the runway and got stuck in a muddy field Tuesday at an international airport in the central Philippines after landing from Manila in windy weather, officials said. There were no reports of injuries.
Flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Jangmi left at least 31 people dead and seven missing in the Philippines, including in areas still recovering from last year's Typhoon Haiyan, officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A sex, drugs and bribery scandal at the Philippines' main prison, where a raid uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis, has shocked a country inured to tales of official corruption.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Philippine prosecutors on Monday charged a U.S. Marine with murder over the death of a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment and tested close military ties.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A giant storm left the Philippines Tuesday after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal towns, but the government won praise for unprecedented preparations that were credited for saving lives.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 21 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least two people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.
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