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  • Typhoon Haiyan kills at least 100 in the Philippines

    2013-11-09 13:35

    Over 100 people were reported killed and 100 others injured in central Philippine city of Tacloban alone in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda).

  • Super typhoon Haiyan slams into Philippines, at least 3 dead

    2013-11-08 23:41

    The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread casualties.

  • China to lend $1b to Pacific island nations

    2013-11-08 23:41

    Vice-Premier Wang Yang announced a series of measures on Friday to support the economic and social development of Pacific island countries, including an infrastructure loan of $1 billion.

  • Manila urged to respond to hostage victims' requests

    2013-11-08 19:15

    Secretary for Security of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government TK Lai urged the Philippines to respond to the Manila hostage tragedy victims' and bereaved families' four requests within the time the Hong Kong government specified.

  • Air Force fighter jet crashes in W india

    2013-11-08 15:55

    An Indian Air Force fighter plane Friday crashed in the western state of Gujarat.

  • Shanghai firm buys NZ resort as Chinese tourism booms

    2013-11-08 14:17

    Tourists from China have been flooding into New Zealand and now a Shanghai-based property developer has bought an upmarket resort and plans a major upgrade to attract wealthy Chinese travellers to the South Pacific country.

  • Super Typhoon kills one in Philippines

    2013-11-08 13:31

    One person was already confirmed dead in southern Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan (local codename: Yolanda) further barreled through the eastern and central Philippines on Friday, local authorities said.

  • Supertyphoon lands in Philippines, forces mass evacution

    2013-11-08 11:39

    At least 125,604 people have evacuated to safe places as typhoon "Haiyan", believed to be the strongest cyclone of this year in the world, made a landfall over Guiuan municipality in eastern Samar of the Philippines Friday morning.

  • Super Typhoon roars into Philippines

    2013-11-08 08:58

    Authorities in the Philippines grounded air and sea transport on Thursday and urged fishing boats to return to port, as an approaching super typhoon gathered speed.

  • Strained ties dissolve hope for trilateral conference

    2013-11-08 00:12

    A rare meeting of senior diplomats from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, which was held in Seoul on Thursday, failed to agree on holding a trilateral summit amid Japan's tensions with its neighbors over historic issues and territorial disputes.

  • DPRK arrests alleged ROK spy in Pyongyang

    2013-11-07 22:05

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) alleged Thursday it had arrested a South Korean spy here and an investigation was underway.

  • Japan's lower house OKs bill to set up NSC

    2013-11-07 16:37

    The House of Representatives of Japan passed a bill for the establishment of a US-style National Security Council (NSC) in the country.

  • 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.