India to deliver corvette class warship to Mauritius on Dec 20

India will soon join the elite club of warship exporters, with the Kolkata-based defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) all set to deliver the first corvette class warship to Mauritius worth USD 58.5 million.

Philippines' Jamie Herrell wins Miss Earth 2014 title

Jamie Herrel of the Philippines was Saturday crowned Miss Earth 2014. The runners-up are Miss USA, who was crowned Miss Air, Miss Venezuela won the Miss Water title and Miss Fire went to Miss Russia.

Philippines, US launch exercises near China-claimed waters

Thousands of Philippine and US marines today began military exercises close to flashpoints in the South China Sea, where Beijing is engaged in a bitter territorial with its neighbours.

The Filipino `warrior peacekeepers` guarding the world`s war zones

After nearly two decades on the frontlines against Muslim insurgents in the Philippines` violence-plagued south, Army Captain Teodoro Nicor is looking forward to guarding a war zone abroad.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said on Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

A Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militia men in Libya has been beheaded by his captors, becoming the first Filipino casualty in the renewed violence in the North African state, the Philippine government said.

Filipino cops accused of using `wheel of torture`

Philippine police officers played a "wheel of torture" game at a secret detention facility near Manila as a way to extract information from criminal suspects and also to have fun, the government`s human rights commission said on Tuesday.

Cyclone Phailin damage control recognised by UN

The Odisha government`s success in minimising the devastation caused by Cyclone Phailin which struck Odisha in early October came in for UN recognition.

Philippine typhoon floods rice fields, kills 13

A typhoon that flooded villages and farms in the Philippines` major rice-growing region on Saturday has killed at least 13 people, officials said.

Man tried to break into cockpit: Australia police

Australian police said on Friday they had restrained a man as he tried to break into the cockpit of a commercial Qantas flight en route to the Philippines.

Quakes kill 2 in Taiwan, injure 33 in Philippines

A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said.

Communist rebels kill 5 soldiers in Philippines

Philippine military spokesman says communist guerrillas have killed five soldiers and wounded two others in a clash after the rebels raided a mining company in the central Philippines.

Explosives charges against 3 Indians in Philippines dropped

Philippine city prosecutor has dropped charges against 3 Indians held by police after car they brought for servicing to an auto shop in Laguna was found to have been rigged with deadly C4 explosives.

Philippines earn AFC Challenge Cup spot

The Philippines defeated Turkmenistan 1-0 to earn a spot in next year`s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup in the Maldives.

Syrian hostage crisis: All 21 UN peacekeepers freed, arrive safe in Amman

Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights on Saturday released the 21 Filipino peacekeepers they had held hostage for past three days.

Boko Haram`s splinter claims killing of 7 abducted foreigners in Nigeria

Seven foreigners abducted by a radical Islamist sect in northern Nigeria are feared dead following the group`s claim of killing them.

Navy ship to try to fetch Filipinos in Malaysia

Philippines is sending navy ship to waters off eastern Malaysia to bring back 180 Filipinos who were locked in standoff with Malaysian authorities after travelling to area to claim the territory.

Nine Filipinos missing in trip to disputed shoal

The Philippine coast guard says nine fishermen are missing after venturing out to fish near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

Floods hit Philippines, landslide kills 9

Half of Manila was submerged on Tuesday as ruthless rains struck Philippines, triggering a landslide.