Is the Philippines headed for a boom or a bust?

The Philippine economy appears to be sitting pretty, remaining on track for solid growth, but some concerns are emerging that a bust could be on the cards. So far, the archipelago has certainly racked up a laudable performance, with the economy expanding 7.2 percent in...
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Typhoon Haiyan disaster response: how the relief effort worked

When typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November, Brett Moore, World Vision’s shelter adviser, bought three Toyotas, 500 litres of water, dry rations, petrol and mosquito nets, and boarded the night ferry from Cebu to Tacloban, the city worst-hit by the storm. “We spent seven...
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Cameron And Obama’s Selfie At Mandela Service

Barack Obama and David Cameron have been caught posing for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. Pictures taken inside the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, showed the two leaders smiling as they leaned in for a photo with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt....
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Monster typhoon Haiyan roars into Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan is battering the central Philippines with sustained winds of 235 km/h (146mph). Meteorologists say that if initial estimates based on satellite images are borne out, it could be the most powerful storm ever to make landfall. The storm has forced millions in storm-prone...
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India counts down to ambitious Mars mission

India is gearing up for its first mission to Mars, which if successful, would make it the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet. The unmanned Mars Orbiter spacecraft is scheduled for lift-off on Tuesday afternoon from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR located on...
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Earthquake hits Philippines, death toll rises

At least 20 people were killed after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit popular island destinations in the Philippines on Tuesday, local authorities said. Civil defense spokesman Maj. Reynaldo Balido said 15 of the deaths came from Cebu province, an urban and densely...
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Olympics 2020: Tokyo wins race to host Games

Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of Istanbul and Madrid. The Japanese capital won a final round of voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36. Madrid had...
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