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7 dead, thousands homeless in Manila fires


At least seven people were killed and thousands left homeless as two fires struck the Philippine capital on Christmas Day, sparking riots as a slum went up in flames, Manila’s fire marshal said today.

Philippines storm brings more floods, landslides


Two people were killed as another tropical storm swept across the Philippines on Wednesday, triggering landslides in the mountainous north and dumping more heavy rain on the flood-battered capital.


New storm threatens flood-hit Philippines


Philippine authorities warned on Monday an intensifying storm could bring more misery to the flood-battered capital and surrounding areas, where nearly half a million were in evacuation centres.

Disease alert as Philippines flood toll jumps to 85


Emergency relief officials and doctors deployed to flood devastated communities in the Philippines Sunday to prevent outbreaks of disease as the death toll jumped to 85.

Philippines rushes aid as floods kill 66


Philippine authorities scrambled to provide food and other emergency provisions on Saturday to more than two million people affected by widespread flooding, as the death toll rose to 66, officials said.

Indian man escapes from militants in Philippines

An Indian man escaped from al-Qaeda-linked militants on Friday after being held captive in the southern Philippines for nearly 14 months.

Bijo Kolara Veetil escaped before dawn Friday as his Abu Sayy

More than one million battle Philippine floods


More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on Wednesday amid relentless monsoon rains, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy on roofs.

New Delhi to host ADB board meet in 2013


Delhi will host the 46th annual meeting of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May 2013, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said while releasing the logo of the event in the n

Rising income inequality a threat to Asia's growth


Developing Asia's rapid growth in recent years has given rise to a widening rich-poor divide that threatens to undermine the region's growth and stability, but governments can address the problem via

'Typhoon Megi death toll rises to 10'

Manila: Philippine authorities said today the death toll from Typhoon Megi that hit north of the country had risen to 10.

Four people were killed yesterday in Pangasinan province, three of them by a

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