| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:53 AM
MANILA -- Video footage shot by an international aid worker shows the power of the storm surges that devastated parts of the central Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan made landfall more than a week ago.
Nickson Gensis, of the British-based child...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:30 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape.
Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Advocates are putting pressure on the U.S. government to grant temporary refuge to Philippine nationals because of Typhoon Haiyan.
Only Filipinos already in the U.S. would be eligible for temporary protected status, which is granted to foreign...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Philippine Muslim rebels who have laid siege to the port city of Zamboanga for six days agreed to a cease-fire Friday to allow negotiations with the government but continued to hold more than 100 hostages, local media reported early Saturday.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Philippine government troops claimed more than a week ago to be mopping up a failed attempt by Muslim rebels to seize the port city of Zamboanga, but news media report continuing clashes and mounting casualties.
The fighting, in its 17th day when dawn...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama canceled part of his trip to Asia next week to deal with the government shutdown but for now is still planning to attend the two world summits on his schedule, the White House said Wednesday morning.
| Oct 29, 2012
Accused of diverting nearly $9 million from a government office that raises money for charity, the former president of the Philippines refused to enter a plea Monday in a Quezon City courtroom. It was a small act of defiance from Gloria Macapagal Arroyo...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 5:20 AM
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Friday, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere and fell into the sea.
The launch drew condemnation from United...
| Nov 11, 2011
Two Philippines presidents are battling it out over the right of travel. Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has sought to leave the Philippines for urgent medical care. But President Benigno Aquino III is trying to prevent yet another tarnished...
| Feb 28, 2012
Every day on World Now we choose a remarkable photo from somewhere on the globe. Today we picked this shot from Manila, in which churchgoers are holding a massive rally, shading themselves with colorful umbrellas. Organizers of the huge rally for the...