Phillipines

5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

The quake was located 13.3 km west of Burauen in Leyte province, according to the US Geological Survey.

Jul 10, 2017, 09:51 AM IST

Philippines takes big step back towards death penalty

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s campaign to bring back the death penalty for drug-related crimes has cleared a major hurdle, with supporters backing it in congress but critics denouncing the planned killings as "inhumane".

Mar 02, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
Honda preparing to unveil new seven-seater SUV

Honda preparing to unveil new seven-seater SUV

Honda has been a popular name when it comes to economy cars globally but the Japanese carmaker’s stock has been dwindling over the past few financial quarters.

Sep 06, 2016, 12:13 PM IST

Japan summons Chinese envoy over intrusion in waters

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday summoned Chinese Ambassador Cheng Yonghua to protest the continued incursions by Beijing in its territorial waters surrounding the disputed Senkaku islands.

Aug 09, 2016, 13:34 PM IST

China installs radar in disputed waters: Japanese media

China has installed a radar with potential military functions in a disputed area of the East China Sea, Japanese media said Sunday, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two countries.

Aug 07, 2016, 13:49 PM IST

Beijing urged to accept South China Sea ruling

Japan, Australia and the US on Tuesday urged China to recognise the ruling by The Hague`s Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favour of the Philippines over its South China Sea dispute with Beijing.

Jul 26, 2016, 14:42 PM IST
Philippines President Duterte says not 'afraid of human rights'

Philippines President Duterte says not 'afraid of human rights'

 Human rights are not a concern in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s war on drugs.

Jul 18, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Scores of activists were detained in Vietnam`s capital as they gathered to protest against China.

Jul 17, 2016, 13:41 PM IST

Philippines: No concession to China in sea row win

The Philippines will concede nothing to China as it seeks to implement an international tribunal ruling against Beijing`s claims to most of the South China Sea, its top lawyer said Friday.

Jul 15, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

China protests Australia's South China Sea freedom of navigation comment

China issued a formal protest after Australia announced it would continue to exercise its right to freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea.

Jul 14, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Chinese paper shows India among nations supporting it on South China Sea

Chinese paper shows India among nations supporting it on South China Sea

A state-run Chinese newspaper today included India among the nations which supported China's stand on the strategic South China Sea after Beijing rejected the verdict of a UN-backed tribunal that struck down the Communist giant's claims of "historical rights" in the disputed area.

Jul 13, 2016, 22:23 PM IST

China bans over 200 illegal websites with illegal content

China's internet watchdog said it banned hundreds of websites and thousands of accounts with illegal content including pornography, gambling and terrorism, the media reported on Friday.

Feb 05, 2016, 14:08 PM IST
Why is Santa absent in Philippines this year?

Why is Santa absent in Philippines this year?

Wading through knee-deep floods, 12-year-old Joana Yambao pushes her infant sister in a black wash basin along the surface of the filthy water in a typhoon-hit Philippine village where residents have little to celebrate this Christmas.

Dec 25, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Beijing lambasts Manila for South China Sea ship repair

Beijing has hit out at Manila for repairing a crumbling ship serving as its outpost in the disputed South China Sea, branding the Philippines as a "hypocritical troublemaker and rule breaker".

Jul 16, 2015, 13:31 PM IST
Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferry with murder: Official

Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferry with murder: Official

 Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left 56 dead, an official said Saturday.

Jul 04, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

Philippine warlord on trial for massacre `dying of cancer`

The patriarch of a political clan who is on trial for the Philippines` worst political massacre is dying of liver cancer, his lawyer said Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 12:42 PM IST
Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively

Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively

 The Philippines has stockpiled food supplies in case of evacuations after a volcano emitted ash and smoke six times in recent weeks, officials said today.

Jun 21, 2015, 18:51 PM IST
Filipinos fear `armed conflict` with China over sea row: Poll

Filipinos fear `armed conflict` with China over sea row: Poll

Eight in 10 Filipinos are worried a festering South China Sea territorial dispute could lead to "armed conflict" with the world`s most populous nation, an independent polling outfit said Friday.

Jun 19, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

Philippines to present China sea case at Hague next month

The Philippines will argue its case against China`s claim over most of the disputed South China Sea at The Hague next month, the foreign department said Monday.

Jun 15, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

Philippines and China in "video war" over South China Sea

The Philippines will broadcast a three-part documentary to defend its position on the disputed South China Sea on Friday, countering a Chinese television series that laid out Beijing`s so-called nine-dash line claims.

Jun 11, 2015, 16:59 PM IST