Dec 31, 2015

China building second aircraft carrier: defense ministry

China is building its second aircraft carrier, the defense ministry said Thursday, as Beijing expands its naval capabilities amid maritime disputes with neighbors in the East and South China Seas. “This aircraft carrier is being developed according to entirely domestic designs,” defense ministry spokesman ...

Bloody Christmas in Philippines as Muslim guerrillas kill 10

Dec 28, 2015

Bloody Christmas in Philippines as Muslim guerrillas kill 10

Muslim guerrillas killed 10 civilians in the majority Catholic Philippines over Christmas, the military said Sunday, with some Christians in the affected areas now too scared to sleep in their homes. Guerillas from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) captured nine farmers and shot ...

Recurring flood nightmare in typhoon-battered Philippines

Dec 18, 2015

Recurring flood nightmare in typhoon-battered Philippines

Tens of thousands of people struggled Friday through waist-deep floods in typhoon-battered farmlands near the Philippine capital, as yet another storm threatened to dump more rain. Large parts of four farming provinces on the main northern island of Luzon have been submerged in water ...