Philippines

U.S. Navy fires two commanders after Asia sea accidents

U.S. Navy fires two commanders after Asia sea accidents

Published 18/09/2017

The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to command. [more…]

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Published 11/09/2017

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas. [more…]

At least six die in huge Mexico quake- small tsunami triggered

At least six die in huge Mexico quake- small tsunami triggered

Published 08/09/2017

An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least six people and triggering small tsunami waves but no major destruction. [more…]

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Published 08/09/2017

Critics of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen have grown used to following upstart news service Fresh News to find out what the government’s next target might be. [more…]

Philippines` Duterte says police can kill `idiots` who resist arrest

Philippines` Duterte says police can kill `idiots` who resist arrest

Published 28/08/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told police on Monday they could kill "idiots" who violently resist arrest, two days after hundreds of people turned the funeral of a slain teenager into a protest against his deadly war on drugs. [more…]

Philippines says will lift Uber suspension if hefty fine paid

Philippines says will lift Uber suspension if hefty fine paid

Published 26/08/2017

The Philippine transport regulator said on Friday it would lift a one-month suspension on Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] if it paid a penalty of 190 million pesos ($3.7 million), a fine nearly 20 times greater than Uber had offered to pay. [more…]

Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans

Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans

Published 25/08/2017

The Philippines started monitoring suspected bird flu cases in humans on Friday after 34 farm workers in two towns north of the capital Manila developed flu-like symptoms after direct exposure to infected fowl. [more…]

Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu

Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu

Published 20/08/2017

The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila. [more…]

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak

Published 13/08/2017

The Philippines on Sunday warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of avian flu, to avoid worsening the situation. [more…]

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

Published 07/08/2017

Southeast Asian foreign ministers ended an impasse on Sunday over how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, issuing a communique that called for militarization to be avoided and noting concern about island-building. [more…]