Magnitude 7.6 earthquake off the coast of the Philippines triggers Tsunami warnings across the region.
The number of people rescued in the waters off Indonesia after a boat reportedly had engine trouble has risen to 54, Australian officials said Friday.
Six people were rescued in the waters off Indonesia early Thursday as authorities search for survivors of a boat that reportedly had engine trouble a day earlier, Australian officials said.
This year of the dragon, according to Chinese and Vietnamese astrology, was meant to be fortuitous for Nguyen Duc Kien, one of Vietnam's most prominent and aggressive tycoons.
Food and water were being dropped by helicopters on Monday to residents in rural Indonesia cut off after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck, triggering landslides, according to the National Disaster Management Agency.
An earthquake that struck rural Indonesia left at least four people dead, authorities said Sunday.
Philippines Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo is among three missing after a small aircraft crashed off Masbate Bay, the state-run PNA news agency reported, citing civil aviation authorities.
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck a rural area in Indonesia Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The death toll from five days of heavy rains and floods in the Philippines jumped to 60 on Friday, disaster officials said, with the forecast calling for even more showers across the main island of Luzon.
CNN's Alex Zolbert visits one of Manila's hardest hit areas - before the rains returned once again.
Millions of people in the Philippines suffered further torrential rains Wednesday, as deadly floods claimed several more lives and kept many people from returning to their deluged homes.
Fueled by seasonal monsoon rains and a nearby tropical storm, widespread flooding in the Philippines worsened Tuesday, causing a landslide that killed nine members of a family, the national disaster agency reported.
Flooding forces tens of thousands of people from their homes. CNN's Alex Zolbert reports from Manila.
Tropical cyclones in Asia prompt the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in eastern China, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from coastal areas as the Philippines and Taiwan assess the damage that one of the storms left in its wake.
Heavy rains from the outer bands of Typhoon Saola, which hovered near the Philippines beginning last week, have left 23 people dead and another five injured, an official with the National Disaster Coordinating Center said Thursday.
Thailand has pardoned a Thai-born American who was sentenced last year to 2 1/2 years in prison for insulting the monarchy, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Indonesia celebrated a unique birth this weekend in the form of a baby Sumatran rhino -- only the fifth known to have been born in captivity ever.
A Malaysian court has ruled that an Iranian man suspected of being involved with a series of bombs that went off in Bangkok in February can be extradited to Thailand.
A ship carrying about 200 people capsized in the waters between Australia and Indonesia, rescue officials in both countries said Thursday.
An Indonesian air force jet crashed into a residential area of Jakarta on Thursday, killing at least nine people, officials and local media said.
A web editor in Thailand has been convicted of hosting posts on a website critical of the country's revered monarchy.
"Rolling Thunder" gathered in Washington honoring past POWs, as well as rally for current POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
President Obama presented the Medal of Honor on Wednesday to the family of Spc. Leslie Sabo Jr., who died in 1970 in Cambodia. The following transcript of the ceremony was provided by the White House Office of the Press Secretary:
Families and officials react to the discovery of Sukhoi plane wreckage. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Scores of people in the Philippine capital held a demonstration Friday to protest China's increasingly bellicose rhetoric about a monthlong naval standoff between Beijing and Manila over a disputed lagoon in the South China Sea.
The wreckage of a Russian passenger airliner that went missing during a demonstration flight over Indonesia has been found in a mountainous area, a local official said Thursday.
After paying five homeless people outside his studio in Manila to help chew 700 pieces of bubble gum, Louie Cordero began to wonder what he had undertaken in the name of art.
As a veteran of combat in Vietnam, I am often asked about current wars. Recently I have been asked about soldiers posing with corpses or urinating on corpses in Afghanistan. The "patriotic" media wants us to understand what it is like to be a soldier in war, not to condone the conduct but to ask "who are we to judge?" They want to know about rules of war: "Are there rules about taking pictures with dead bodies?"
CNN's Kyung Lah reports on how the Philippines hopes to reduce pollution, one ecofriendly motorbike at a time.
The Philippines Department of Tourism has a lot to boast about. The country has beautiful beaches, great scuba diving and a culture that is known for its hospitality. What it doesn't have is a lot of money for a global tourism campaign.
With a good idea but little money, the Philippines' tourism department turns to social media to attract visitors.
Ballet is proving to be a route out of the shanty towns of Manila for a lucky few young dancers. Kyung Lah reports.
In Manila's slums, the contents of fast food restaurants' trash bags are turned into whole new meals, called 'pagpag'.
Felipa Fabon waits outside a local fried chicken restaurant in Manila. Crouching near to feral cats and rubbish bins, she isn't there to meet friends for dinner but to search through the diner's trash bags.
A pro-democracy activist has been ordered detained in Vietnam for at least four months, having been charged with organizing terrorist activities, state media reported.
A soft accent and ties to the U.S. has made the Philippines the hub for outsourced call centers.
It is 1a.m. at the Manila offices of VXi and nearly everyone is on the phone.
The Mind Museum in Taguig, Philippines engages visitors with a hands on approach to educational science.
The Philippines said Thursday that it had pulled its largest naval vessel away from a remote lagoon in the South China Sea where it was engaged in an uneasy standoff with two Chinese maritime surveillance ships.
Five people died after two major earthquakes struck near Indonesia, authorities said Thursday.
Phillip Charlesworth of IFRC Indonesia Country Office discusses search and rescue efforts following the massive quake.
Water recedes slightly from a beach in Phuket, Thailand, after a earthquake off Indonesia triggered a tsunami alert.
The Philippines said Wednesday that its largest naval vessel is engaged in a standoff with two Chinese maritime surveillance ships in a remote lagoon in the South China Sea.
CNN's Joe Carter explains how you can turn a vacation meal into a cultural experience.
Thousands of protesters marched along Jakarta's main thoroughfare to the presidential palace Wednesday, opposing government plans to increase subsidized fuel prices by 33%.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn talks about doubling operations in Indonesia.
Indian police are on the lookout for three Iranians they suspect of involvement in last month's bombing of an Israeli Embassy car in New Delhi, a senior investigator said Thursday.
When Susie Lopez, 43, was a little girl she would run outside her home in Angeles City, near the U.S. Clark Airbase in the Philippines, every time she heard a plane fly by.
Thai police say three Iranian bombing suspects targeted Israeli diplomats. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
Thai police have arrested and detained another Iranian suspect in connection with a series of bombs that went off in Bangkok this month, a law enforcement official said.
Police in Thailand widen their search for suspects linked to a series of Bangkok explosions. CNN's Anna Coren reports.
A series of blasts last week in Thailand that set off accusations between Iran and Israel involved bombs disguised as radio sets, police said Wednesday.
The Thai police are seeking more suspects in connection with the series of bombs that went off in Bangkok last week as they try to piece together the facts in a murky affair that has fueled accusations between Israel and Iran.
Thai police want to arrest another Iranian allegedly behind the bombs in Bangkok, a fifth member of a group they say intended to strike Israeli diplomats.
Even before the smoke had cleared from a series of bombings in the Thai capital of Bangkok Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak blamed Iran for the incident, as well as the attacks against Israeli diplomats in Delhi and Georgia two days ago.
Four were injured when a bomb attached to an Israeli embassy van detonated near the Israeli mission in New Delhi, India.
Israel's defense minister blamed Iran for a series of bombings in the Thai capital of Bangkok Tuesday, a day after attacks against the country's diplomats in India and Georgia.
A restless volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing clouds of ash as high as 2 kilometers into the sky, the country's National Disaster Management Agency said.
The Philippine authorities have significantly revised down the death toll from a strong earthquake that shook the country's third-largest island on Monday.
The death toll climbed to 48 on Tuesday from a strong earthquake that rocked the Visayas region of the Philippines, state media reported.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Monday off the third-largest island in the Philippines has killed at least 15 people, the government said.
[Updated 4 p.m. Monday, February 6] This overcrowded train is in Jakarta, Indonesia, where it is common to see people riding on the roofs of cars in the state-run rail system.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Monday off the third-largest island in the Philippines, prompting the country to issue a tsunami alert for the coastlines near the epicenter.
Gun-wielding attackers aboard small vessels opened fire on a group of fishing boats in a restive area of the southern Philippines, killing 15 people in an apparent turf dispute between fishermen, the military authorities said Tuesday.
Ask a small farmer in Indonesia about the impact of the global financial crisis on his daily life and he will answer, "Crisis? What crisis?" As farmers, we know what a big crisis is. In 1997, we saw the collapse of the whole economy, driving thousands of unemployed construction and industry workers back to the villages, where their families already had difficulties making ends meet.
A spokesman for the state-owned railway company PT Kereta Api defends the use of concrete balls to stop 'train surfing'.
Indonesia has long fought a losing battle against commuters who stubbornly ride on train roofs to beat the rush hour. But railway officials say they have found the perfect deterrent, concrete balls, suspended on chains from a steel frame, just 25 cm or 10 inches, above any passing train.
If you don't have the time, inclination and, more importantly, the money to go to university in Manila, you can still get a degree. It will cost you between $US10 and $US60, it will take about two hours to complete and it will be fake.
The Thai government said Monday that it had found the basic ingredients for explosive devices in a building in central Thailand, just days after the United States and Israel warned their citizens in Bangkok of the possibility of an imminent terrorist attack.
Investigators in Thailand have arrested a Lebanese terror suspect who is accused of trying to attack spots in Bangkok that are popular with Western tourists, the Thai government said Friday.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck early Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but witnesses reported only minor shaking on land.
As the leader of Malaysia's reform -- or reformasi -- movement, Anwar Ibrahim has spent much of the past decade in court defending himself against sodomy charges.
Authorities in the Philippines say they have stepped up security measures for a huge religious procession taking place in Manila on Monday after receiving information suggesting it may be the target of a terrorist attack.
A landslide in a remote area of the southern Philippines kills dozens and leaves more than 100 missing.
A local court has set free a teenage boy after finding him guilty of stealing a policeman's sandals in a case that caused furor among Indonesians frustrated with perceived injustices against the poor and defenseless.
Indonesians dump thousands of flip-flops at police stations to protest the alleged brutality of a 15-year-old boy.
Firecrackers and gunfire injured nearly 500 people as throngs ushered in the New Year in Manila, CNN affiliate ABS-CBN reported Sunday.
Foreign aid to the Philippines in the wake of a deadly tropical storm has reached $12.6 million, the Philippine government announced Thursday.
Mark Anthony Dasco of ChildFund Philippines talks about the recovery and children who are most at risk.
The Philippine government said Tuesday that fresh rain in Visayas and Mindanao could set off flash floods and landslides, bringing the potential for more misery in places already struggling to recover from a deadly tropical storm.
More than 1,000 people are missing in the aftermath of a tropical storm that wreaked havoc across the southern Philippines last weekend, the country's government said Friday, as it grappled with the mounting humanitarian crisis in the region.
Four people have been detained for smuggling people on an Australia-bound vessel that sank last weekend off East Java, Indonesian police said on Friday.
Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to withdraw their troops from the area surrounding a disputed border temple, the official Thai news agency MCOT reported.
The death toll in the Philippines from a tropical storm that struck the south of the country over the weekend has risen above 1,000, a government official said Wednesday.
Thirteen people left adrift off the coast of Indonesia after their boat sank have been rescued by a passing coal freighter, the head of the local search and rescue agency said Tuesday.
Journalist Maria Ressa discusses aid and rescue efforts in the Philippines following a deadly tropical storm.
As a hangover "cure," they don't come more brutally disturbing than bear bile.
Tropical Storm Washi moved away from the southern Philippines early Monday, but not before leaving behind a wake of destruction and at least 652 people dead, according to the Philippine Red Cross.
Journalist Maria Ressa reports on the latest events on the ground in the Philippines on the aftermath of a massive storm.
The death toll from a tropical storm that pummeled the Philippines rose to at least 447 on Sunday, according to the national chairman of the Philippine Red Cross.
At least two people are dead and more than 100 missing after a wooden boat carrying migrants to the Australian territory of Christmas Island sunk off the coast of Indonesia, a rescue official said early Sunday.
A 14-year-old Filipino-American boy abducted in July by suspected Islamic militants in the Philippines is free, officials said.
A small plane crashed near the Philippine capital Saturday after its pilot requested an emergency landing, killing at least 13 people, CNN affiliate ABS-CBN reported.
A Thai criminal court has sentenced a Thai-born American to 2 1/2 years in prison for insulting the monarchy, the latest case involving controversial laws for defaming, insulting or threatening the royal family.
Sangduen "Lek" Chailert is known as Thailand's elephant queen.
Indonesia on Sunday released an Australian teen convicted of marijuana possession on the resort island of Bali after the boy spent two months in detention, a local prosecutor said.
Crowded, gritty, and poor, Metro Manila can be a tough place to live for just about anyone; but when you stand three feet 10 inches the odds are seriously stacked against you.
Thai authorities have summoned former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for questioning over the deaths of protesters during a deadly crackdown last year.
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