Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants
Organized inter-state gangs behind killings of elephants

Expressing concern over the recent spate of poaching of elephants in southern India, a global wildlife monitoring network has said organised inter-state poaching gangs were behind the killings of tuskers in the forests of Western Ghats.

Real life hot couple raise the heat with skin show for Cosmo
Real life hot couple raise the heat with skin show for Cosmo

Hot celebrity couple Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga will surely raise the temperature as they grace Cosmopolitan Philippines and Cosmo Men supplement this September 2015. The real life sweethearts have flaunted a fair amount of skin to look drop-dead-gorgeous in their outfits.

`Hand of God` untangles Philippine traffic mess

 An 83-year-old Catholic cardinal in the Philippines came to the rescue of thousands of stranded motorists over the weekend after single-handedly untangling a traffic jam in Manila during a typhoon.

Cars tossed, buildings damaged as typhoon Goni pummels Japan
Cars tossed, buildings damaged as typhoon Goni pummels Japan

Armed with torrential rains and powerful gusts, Typhoon Goni pummelled Japanese mainland on Tuesday, throwing normal life out of gear as rail and flight services were affected badly.

Watch: Man stealing cell phone in store caught on CCTV
Watch: Man stealing cell phone in store caught on CCTV

A CCTV camera in a convenience store in Philippines' Bacolod City has captured how a man walked away with someone else's cell phone.

Typhoon leaves 15 dead, several missing in north Philippines

 Philippine officials say a powerful typhoon has blown out of the northern Philippines, leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including in a gold-mining village where more than 100 rescuers scramble to dig through a mudslide for possible survivors.

Typhoon Goni ravages Philippines, heads towards Japan

 A weakened Typhoon Goni was headed towards Japan on Sunday, after battering the northern Philippines leaving at least 10 dead, and causing thousands of people to be evacuated off Taiwan`s east coast.

Typhoon death toll in Philippines rises to nine

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Goni rose to nine after five more people were buried by landslides in mountainous areas, officials said on Saturday.

Typhoon Goni leaves 7 dead, 2 missing in Philippines

Typhoon Goni slightly weakened on Saturday as it lashed the northern Philippines with strong rain and wind that set off landslides and flooded low-lying villages, leaving at least seven people dead and two others missing, officials said.

Trembling Philippine hostages recall escape from captivity

Two Philippine coast guard men on Friday trembled and cried as they recalled their harrowing four-month captivity under Islamic extremists who beheaded one of their fellow hostages.

Hostages race to freedom as Philippine troops battle militants

Two Philippine coast guard men held hostage by Al-Qaeda-linked militants sprinted through gunfire to freedom as government forces raided the extremists` hideout, killing 15 of them, the army said Thursday.

China named 2019 Basketball World Cup host
China named 2019 Basketball World Cup host

China has won the right to host the 2019 basketball World Cup, beating the Philippines in Friday`s vote in Tokyo.

This move of Japan would surely anger China

Japan wants to give planes to the Philippines that Manila could use for patrols in the South China Sea, sources said, a move that would deepen Tokyo`s security ties with the Southeast Asian nation most at odds with Beijing over the disputed waterway.

Five dead, three missing in southern Philippines floods

 Five people have died and three more are missing as floods hit two southern Philippine cities, forcing about 400 residents to flee their submerged homes, officials said Wednesday. 

South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks
South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks

Southeast Asian diplomats called on China Tuesday to address concerns over its controversial island-building drive during regional security talks, with the Philippines slamming Beijing`s "unilateral and aggressive activities".

Couples apply for first same-sex marriage licenses in Philippines

 Two same-sex Philippine couples applied for marriage licences Monday in a first for the conservative Catholic nation, but were promptly rejected by the government.

ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said today.

Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism

The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government`s response so far had been "inadequate".

Philippine President endorses interior minister as next leader

Philippine President Benigno Aquino endorsed long-time ally Manuel Roxas on Friday for the country`s 2016 Presidential Election, saying the interior minister was the best person to advance anti-corruption reforms.

This lamp runs on glass of water and salt

 A Philippines-based company has developed a lamp that can run for eight hours at a stretch on a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt.