| 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....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:45 PM
MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
MANILA -- Each story has been more heartbreaking than the last.
A 44-year-old high school teacher from the destroyed provincial capital of Tacloban City recounts how she abandoned her dying daughter, stabbed by splinters of their house, which was...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:59 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan and the Philippines restored relations this week after working for three months to ease anger over a fishing boat shooting incident that gutted normally friendly ties between two Pacific Rim allies.
On Thursday night, the...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Pounding rains in the Philippines have driven more than 260,000 people from their homes and claimed dozens of lives as landslides bury homes and streets turn into swamps, disaster officials said Tuesday....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:03 AM
Global Focus: With 150,000 dead from decades of religious and ethnic fighting and no family in the southern Philippines free of fear they could be the next slain, Filipinos and their fractious leaders have run out of energy for rebellion. A road map to...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:04 AM
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...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A craze for "noynoying" is annoying leaders in the Philippines as activists photograph themselves lazing around with bored expressions -- a dig at President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly doing too little....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
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...