Updated Wednesday, September 17, 2014 0:04 am TWN
The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday.
Monday, September 15, 2014
A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.
Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flashfloods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed toward the country, bearing powerful winds and heavy rains, authorities said.
Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an overturned life raft before a passing ship rescued them.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
China has warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines after a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run store was kidnapped and after government agents arrested a group of men who said they planned to attack the Chinese embassy in Manila.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A pre-trial hearing for nine Chinese fishermen charged with poaching sea turtles at a disputed South China Sea shoal in a case likely to further strain relations with Beijing has been postponed again because of problems finding a qualified interpreter, Philippine court and diplomatic officials said Monday.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
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