Manila, Beijing lock horn over South China Sea dispute

The Philippines summoned China`s Ambassador in Manila on Wednesday for talks over a disputed area in the South China Sea.

Fourth typhoon leaves 20 dead in Philippines

A tropical storm roared toward Vietnam on Sunday after battering the Philippine capital and surrounding provinces, leaving 20 people dead in a region still soggy from three recent storms.

Fourth typhoon in month lashes Philippines; 7 killed

The fourth typhoon to whip the Philippines in a month lashed the capital and nearby provinces on Saturday, leaving fresh floods and new misery before blowing out of the country. At least seven people were killed and several were missing.