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Indian shot dead in Philippines
Singapore, Jan 11 : An Indian was shot dead while another was wounded while collecting loan repayments from clients in a city in the Philippines, a media report said.
Apia: Rohan, Aisam reach semis
Sydney, Jan 8 : Indian Tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani doubles partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi defeated Treat Huey from Philippines and Britain's Dominic Inglot in the quarter-final clash of the ATP Apia International here on Wednesday.
Prasanna stuns Barbosa in Gurgaon chess
Gurgaon, Jan 6 : Eighteenth seed International Master Prasanna Rao created a flutter in the Gurgaon International Grandmasters Chess Tournament outwitting second seeded Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa of Philippines to leave the tournament wide open as five players are now sharing the lead with 6 points ...
Philippines allows in-flight mobile use for calls
Johannesburg, Jan. 1 : The Philippines' civil aviation authority has reportedly announced that it would allow passengers to use their mobile phones and laptops to make calls or access the Internet during flights.
Six killed in Philippines blast
Manila, Jan 1 : Six people were killed and six wounded when a bomb exploded at a New Year party in a remote village of Philippines's Basilan province, security official said Wednesday.
Philippines: Ban urges support for typhoon recovery plan
New York, Dec 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to scale up support for the massive typhoon recovery plan under way in the Philippines, where the Government-led effort that is helping millions of people rebuild their lives must be underpinned by ...
Stop violence against civilians in South Sudan: UN
Manila, Dec 22 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged all political, military and militia leaders to stop hostilities and end the violence against civilians at a press briefing in Philippines' capital region Sunday.
Philippines: UN football match to help in typhoon recovery
New York, Dec 21 : Proceeds from the annual United Nations all-star charity football game, led by legends Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane and which will be held next March in Switzerland, will benefit recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the world body has announced.
Philippines mayor among four killed in Manila airport gunman attack
Washington, Dec. 20 : The mayor of a southern Philippines town, two members of his family and a young child have died after a gunman opened fire outside a terminal at Manila's international airport.
Philippines to ask US to suspend duty on goods
Manila, Dec 18 : The Philippine government said Wednesday that it will ask the US to temporarily suspend the collection of duties for goods produced from typhoon-affected areas such as garments.
Philippines: UN ramps up aid for child victims of typhoon
New York, Dec 18 : With the lives of nearly six million children disrupted by the typhoon that devastated the Philippines a month ago, 1.4 million of whom lost their family homes, the United Nations is forging ahead with long-term programmes to restore schooling, protection, vaccination and other ...
Philippines: UN urges probe into killings of broadcast journalists
New York, Dec 17 : The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday called on Philippine authorities to investigate the separate murders of three journalists recently attacked in the southern Philippines region of Mindanao.
UN renews pledge to help Philippines recover
New York, Dec 17 : Just over a month since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the United Nations and its partners Monday agreed on the need to act quickly to help the affected communities rebuild their lives, as well as learn lessons from the international community's response to the ...
Needs remain enormous in typhoon-hit Philippine areas
Washington, Dec 14 : Humanitarian and early recovery needs remain great in typhoon-hit Philippines, a senior United Nations official said following a joint international mission to the areas of Guiuan, Ormoc and Tacloban.
Beauty queens dominate Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar 2014
New Delhi, Dec 13 : The Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar 2014 calendar features six models, mostly beauty pageant winners, including Sobhita Dhulipala, who recently represented India at Miss Earth 2013 contest in the Philippines.
Justin Bieber 'to never forget visit to Typhoon Haiyan wrecked ...
London, Dec 11 : Justin Bieber has said that it will be difficult to forget the suffering that he saw in the Typhoon Haiyan wrecked Philippines.
UN urges support for relief efforts in Philippines
New York, Dec 7 : One month after Typhoon Haiyan churned through the Philippines, the breadth of the damage is still unfolding and the needs for the millions of people affected by the storm are immense, United Nations humanitarian agencies warned Friday, urging the world to continue to support the ...
Kim K receives flak for donating only 10 percent of 'charity auction' ...
Washington, December 6 : Kim Kardashian has been criticised for her latest eBay 'Giving Works' auction, in which a "percentage of the proceeds" is promised to be donated to the victims of the Philippines typhoon disaster, while only a meagre 10 percent is being donated.
UN seeks sustainable human development in Philippines
New York, Dec 3 : Just four weeks after super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines, the United Nations and its partners, with the Government's guidance, are making significant strides in helping the country recover and build back sustainably, a UN development official said Monday.
One Republic donates $100k for Philippines typhoon aid
Washington, November 30 : One Republic has donated 100,000 dollars to help the victims who have been affected by the deadly typhoon that recently hit Philippines.
Journalist shot dead in Philippines
Manila, Nov 30 : A Filipino radio journalist was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen Friday night, Philippines police said Saturday.
Philippine typhoon toll rises to 5,632
Manila, Nov 30 : The deaths from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines Saturday rose to 5,632, a government agency said.
UN promotes breastfeeding to protect babies in Philippines
New York, Nov 30 : United Nations agencies are promoting breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children in the wake of the disaster wrought on the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) earlier this month.
Musicians stand united for Philippines typhoon victims
New Delhi, Nov 29 : The global music community has come together for the worldwide release of a new compilation titled "Songs for the Philippines", which has been created to raise money for victims of the Philippines typhoon.
Philippine typhoon toll rises to 5,598
Manila, Nov 29 : As more bodies were recovered in typhoon affected areas in central Philippines, the toll rose to 5,598, authorities said Friday.
Philippines: UN supports polio vaccination campaign
New York, Nov 28 : A mass campaign to vaccinate children in Tacloban - the Philippine city hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan - has begun in evacuation centres and in communities using mobile health teams with support from United Nations agencies.
UN urges aid for typhoon-hit farmers in Philippines
United Nations, Nov 28 : The UN agriculture agency has called for assistance for Philippine farmers in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, a UN spokesperson here said.
'Innocent' Manny Pacquiao 'harassed' over court's move to freeze bank ...
London, Nov 27 : Filipino boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao has reportedly branded the move of a Philippines court to freeze his bank accounts as 'harassment' and insisted that he is neither a criminal nor a thief.
Digital album of 39 songs donated for Typhoon Haiyan relief
London, November 27 : A digital album of 39 songs sung by top singers has been donated to raise money for the Philippines Red Cross.
UN boosts food relief in typhoon hit Philippines
New York, Nov 27 : The United Nations is mustering planes, ferries and trucks to boost its relief efforts in the Philippines, with food still a priority almost three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan ripped into the country, killing over 5,230 people and affecting more than 13 million others, nearly 3.5 ...