National News Headlines

  • Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 14 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled … More »

  • Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 12:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 11:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 10:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 9:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 9:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told … More »

  • Top Asian News at 8:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast … More »

  • Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast … More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast … More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast … More »

  • International Ice Skating tourney set at Megamall MB - 6 hours ago

    The Philippines will host the International Skating Union (ISU) for the second straight year on April 21 to 26 at the SM Skating Rink in the newly-opened Mega … More »

  • Mindanao Newsbits for April 17, 2014 MB - 6 hours ago

    Butuan City – A cashier in Agusan del Sur town lost  P1,453,876.98 and other personal belongings to two unidentified armed robbers in San Francisco town here on … More »

 
  • China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks
    China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks

    BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - China on Tuesday condemned Britain for interfering in its domestic affairs, in response to a human rights report, a day after the British government said Beijing had called off human rights talks. Britain listed China as "a country of concern" in its annual human rights report last week, saying it had observed increased curbs on freedom of expression, association and assembly in 2013. It also cited reports of "the forcible suppression of ethnic unrest in Tibet and …

  • Viagra Ice Cream Arouses Controversy
    Viagra Ice Cream Arouses Controversy

    The long list of unnatural food combinations just grew a little bigger: Viagra and Champagne ice cream. The treat — which has the familiar blue hue of the popular erectile dysfunction (ED) drug — is the brainchild of Welsh food inventor Charlie Harry Francis, who created the product for one of his "A-list celebrity clients." Since the drug (known as sildenafil citrate) was approved in 1998, Viagra has aroused the scrutiny of health care professionals and Food and Drug Administration …

  • Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
    Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds. …

  • Miley Cyrus hospitalised
    Miley Cyrus hospitalised

    Miley Cyrus has cancelled another concert after being taken to emergency for severe allergic reactions. …

  • One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks
    One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks

    South Korea's coastguard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people -- mostly high school students -- aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast. "The ferry is almost completely submerged," Lee said, adding that a detachment of South Korean Navy SEALS were taking part in the rescue. Of the 450 passengers on board the ferry bound for the southern resort island of Jeju, 325 were students from a high school in Ansan, south of Seoul. The …

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