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  • Philippines typhoon death toll at 4,460: UN

    2013-11-15 08:03

    The United Nations, citing Philippines government figures, on Thursday put the latest death toll from powerful Typhoon Haiyan at 4,460

  • Aquino under pressure to speed up aid

    2013-11-15 08:00

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino was under growing pressure on Thursday to speed up the distribution of food, water and medicine to desperate survivors of a super typhoon as a US aircraft carrier "strike group" arrived to get supplies moving.

  • Philippines typhoon death toll at 4,460: UN, citing government

    2013-11-15 07:59

    The United Nations, citing Philippines government figures, on Thursday put the latest death toll from powerful Typhoon Haiyan at 4,460

  • Heroic act helps thaw icy ties

    2013-11-15 01:10

    What a difference an ordinary person can make at a time when China and Japan are mired in the worst diplomatic deadlock since 1972.

  • US carrier starts Philippine storm relief

    2013-11-15 00:07

    A US aircraft carrier "strike group" started unloading food and water to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Thursday, as President Benigno Aquino faced mounting pressure to speed up the distribution of supplies.

  • Singapore lifts death penalty on drug trafficker

    2013-11-14 17:09

    The wealthy city-state of Singapore has for the first time lifted the death penalty given to a drug trafficker, commuting his sentence to life in prison and 15 strokes of the cane.

  • Pakistani police kills 6 terror suspects in Karachi

    2013-11-14 15:22

    Police in the Pakistani port city of Karachi said that six suspected militants were killed early Thursday and foiled a big terror plan on the eve of religious processions by the Shiite Muslims.

  • 7 killed, 40 injured in bus fire in S India

    2013-11-14 13:52

    At least seven people, including a child, were charred to death while 40 others sustained burn injuries in a fire which broke out in the wee hours of Thursday on a luxury bus in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, a senior police official said.

  • Kevin Rudd resigns from Parliament

    2013-11-14 07:39

    Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced his retirement from politics on Wednesday night with a speech in the House of Representatives.

  • Govt seeks confirmation in rape

    2013-11-14 01:22

    A department of the Guangdong provincial government is following up on reports that the deputy head of a subordinate institute has been charged with raping a university student tour guide in Australia.

  • Deadly looting in Philippines

    2013-11-14 01:21

    Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly on Wednesday and survivors panicked over delays in supplies of food, water and medicine.

  • Chinese military aims for global connections

    2013-11-14 00:40

    A series of military exercises between China, the US, India and Indonesia demonstrate that the Chinese military wants to expand co-op with outside and build a more transparent image.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.