| Feb 27, 2015
French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.
Hollande arrived in Guiuan town, where Typhoon Haiyan made...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:18 AM
On Wednesday, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader whose political feud with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dominated the country's politics for more than a decade.
It was the latest in a series of legal...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:46 PM
DNA analysis suggests that Philippine authorities have killed one of Southeast Asia's most wanted terror suspects in a recent clash with Muslim rebels, the FBI said Wednesday.
Philippine President President Benigno Aquino III last week said that the...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 8:41 PM
The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan.
But the euphoria...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:15 PM
Pope Francis flew out of this Catholic bastion in Asia on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:05 PM
Pope Francis on Thursday stirred fresh controversy in the debate over freedom of speech and individual responsibility with a remark that suggested that a violent reaction to insults should be expected.
In an on-board news conference with journalists...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:50 AM
Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."
Francis also denounced the corruption...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
A powerful storm is bearing down on the Philippines, prompting residents to flee their homes in some central coastal regions still recovering from last year’s deadly Typhoon Haiyan.
Typhoon Hagupit, which was packing winds as high as 149 mph...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged lawmakers to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people.
The proposed law is...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.
Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:31 PM
MANILA -- The scale of the devastation beginning to unfold in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has stunned relief workers, who estimate that as many as 10 million people were affected by the storm that swept through the central Philippines late last week....