Sep 14, 2014

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

Rescuers saved about 100 people Saturday night and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Coast guard Capt. Joseph Coyme said search and rescue efforts by air and sea ...

Aug 25, 2014

Japanese man gunned down in Philippines

Motorcycle-riding gunmen on Monday shot dead a 66-year-old Japanese man who was waiting for a ride in Antipolo City, east of Manila, police said. They said Kazuaki Tsuya was standing under a footbridge in front of a mall when he was shot in the ...

Aug 23, 2014

Philippine police smash online child 'sextortion' ring

Philippine police have arrested eight people suspected of running an online sexual extortion racket involving children and preying on Asians, seizing laptops and other equipment. The gang extorted money from foreigners by threatening to upload videos of them performing sexual acts, Gilbert Sosa, head ...

China pushes soft power with hospital ship at RIMPAC

Jul 28, 2014

China pushes soft power with hospital ship at RIMPAC

On a Chinese hospital ship off Hawaii, crew members demonstrate traditional massage techniques to U.S. sailors. The mood is one of collegiality, even after China opted out of Japan-led humanitarian drills at the world’s largest international naval exercise. There are no guns in sight ...

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 ...