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  • Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 8 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether … More »

  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 39 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether … More »

  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as … More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether … More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether … More »

  • Larrazabal jumps in water trap to avoid hornets Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Spain's Pablo Larrazabal has been forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the … More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to … More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to … More »

  • SE Asia Stocks-Thai up on solid buying; Vietnam erases gains Reuters - 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    HANOI, April 18 (Reuters) - Shares in Thailand rose on Friday morning, extending gains of the previous two sessions on strong fund inflows from both foreign and … More »

  • Chronicling the komedya in Antique
    Chronicling the komedya in Antique The Inbox - 4 hours ago

    By Alex C. Delos Santos, VERA Files The first time Cecile Locsin-Nava, a scholar on cultural studies in Western Visayas, came to Antique around ten years ago was to … More »

  • Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday. … More »

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
    Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense … More »

  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
    Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus AFP News - 13 hours ago

    Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is … More »

  • Philippines asks airline passengers to check for MERS
    Philippines asks airline passengers to check for MERS AFP News - 14 hours ago

    The Philippines on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health … More »

  • Rice farmers not ready for ASEAN Integration MB - 15 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- The country’s rice farmers are not yet ready for the ASEAN Integration in 2015 due to high production cost of palay, according to the … More »

 
  • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry
    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still missing after the ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday morning. Mom, I love you," student Shin Young-Jin said in a text to his mother that was widely circulated in the South Korean media. …

  • Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'
    Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of Filipinos begin travelling for the Easter holidays during one of the hottest months of the year. The transportation ministry also issued a separate public apology Wednesday, on the eve of four-day Easter holidays in the Catholic …

  • PH, China, Malaysia negotiating hostages’ release

    The Philippines and China are now working with Malaysian authorities in negotiating with the kidnappers of the Chinese tourist and Filipina worker who were abducted from an island resort near Semporna in Sabah on April 2. Speaking at a press conference after the Putrajaya Forum 2014 in Kuala Lumpur where he delivered a speech on transnational and organized crime on Tuesday, Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi disclosed that Filipino authorities, in particular, are working …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number
    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in Las Vegas that he will suit up for Kia Motors in the PBA in October. “Number 17,” said the hard-hitting Pacquiao. Kia is one of three new companies whose application was accepted as a member of the …

  • Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach
    Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

    A group of researchers stumbled upon a grisly scene during a field study in Macedonia last year: a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. "All of us were astonished, as nobody has ever seen something like this," Ljiljana Tomovi?, a herpetologist at the University of Belgrade, told Live Science in an email. The remnants of the death match were discovered when one researcher, Dragan Arsovski, turned over a stone, Tomovi? The unfortunate nose-horned …

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