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Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:27

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 14:50

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

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 19:47

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

Man tried to break into cockpit: Australia police

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 17:29

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 20:43

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 17:19

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 17:21

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 16:37

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

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 00:42

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 21:52

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

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 21:23

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 00:23

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