Chinese officials have reacted cooly to President Obama’s announcement Wednesday that US Marines will be based in northern Australia, closer to the disputed South China Sea than any other US land forces.
11/17/2011 10:56 am
The '7 billionth baby' was officially born today, the United Nations estimates. Key to stabilizing that rapid population growth – and creating a sustainable future – is closing the gender gap and empowering women.
10/31/2011 10:24 am
An engineer says microloans and cooking oil can make over a fleet of old jeepney buses, and a city in the Philippines is ready to jump on board.
10/11/2011 11:54 am
Global News Blog Philippines scrambles to recover from Typhoon Nesat as another storm bears down (video)
Typhoon Nesat is clearing the Philippines and moving west to the South China Sea, but Tropical Storm Nalgae is on its way – with seawalls still damaged and many villages still underwater.
09/28/2011 01:38 pm
In Pictures Philippines typhoons
In preparation for what now looks to be the Philippines' largest typhoon this year, more than 100,000 people were evacuated.
09/27/2011 01:17 pm
Rev. Shay Cullen's campaign against sex tourism epitomizes faltering efforts to combat the problem in the Philippines and throughout Southeast Asia.
08/18/2011 11:53 am
The expansion of oil exploration and drilling in the South China Sea has raised the stakes in the various territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, particularly the Philippines.
08/03/2011 02:59 pm
As part of a preemptive move to avoid major protests, Saudi rulers have tried to tackle domestic unemployment by trimming the number of foreign workers in the country where more than 1.3 million Filipinos live and work.
07/26/2011 11:22 am
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