Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Jul 19, 2014

Super Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines. Rammasun first made landfall in China on Friday afternoon as a super typhoon, packing winds ...

Typhoon leaves millions without power in Philippines

Jul 18, 2014

Typhoon leaves millions without power in Philippines

Millions of people in the Philippines endured a second sweltering day without power on Thursday after a ferocious typhoon paralyzed the capital and wrecked flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 40 lives. Utility crews scrambled to repair thousands of toppled power pylons as well ...

Jul 18, 2014

Typhoon near Philippines heading northward

A tropycal cyclone over the ocean east of the Philippines turned into a typhoon early Friday, the Meteorological Agency said. Typhoon No. 10, whose atmospheric pressure measures 1002 hectopascals and its maximum wind speed 18 meters per second at its center, is slowly heading ...

Jul 15, 2014

Asia fears China military conflict over sea claims: Pew study

China’s neighbors are increasingly anxious that Beijing’s maritime disputes with countries like Vietnam and the Philippines will lead to military conflict, a U.S. research group said in findings released Monday. Even in China itself, polling showed that 62 percent of the public worried that ...

China friendless in anti-U.S. drive

| Jul 12, 2014

China friendless in anti-U.S. drive

Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to “be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they are ready to shed humility and show off their ...

Jul 7, 2014

Strong typhoon threatens north Philippines, Japan

A strong typhoon was blowing over the Pacific Ocean in the northeastern Philippines on Sunday and may trigger heavy rain, but is too far off to hit land, officials said. Typhoon Neoguri was blowing with sustained winds of 185 kph (115 mph) with gusts ...

Amerasians face scorn in Philippines

| Jun 28, 2014

Amerasians face scorn in Philippines

When the last U.S. ship pulled out of the Philippines’ Subic Naval Base more than two decades ago, a desperate young woman’s hopes of finding her father sailed away with it. Beirut Calaguas, now 44, is among the tens of thousands of Amerasians fathered ...

Jun 27, 2014

How to end the Philippines' Moro insurgency

by Yuriko Koike

Though questions remain about the durability of the landmark peace deal that Philippines President Benigno Aquino struck with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in January, the political autonomy granted to the country's Muslim areas seems to have persuaded most fighters that the time has ...