| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:51 PM
MANILA — Five days after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines, panic was spreading Wednesday and parched, hungry residents were resorting to increasingly desperate measures, including breaking into the homes of the dead.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Typhoon Haiyan's devastation of the Philippines can be detected from space, and NASA scientists have produced a map to help direct aid efforts.
Using data from Italian satellites, a rapid-response team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada ...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:32 AM
BEIJING -- Under fire for what critics say is the slow pace of its typhoon relief effort, the Philippine government Friday defended its handling of what might be the worst natural disaster in recent history.
"In a situation like this, nothing is fast...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:23 PM
CEBU, Philippines — With pressure mounting to speed up the distribution of aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington and its strike group arrived Thursday in the Philippines, and officials said relief flights...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG -- "Transit," a film about migrant workers in Israel, has been selected as The Philippines' contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race.
The film is the feature debut of writer-director-editor Hannah Espia.
It had its premiere at...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington DC, where at least four people were killed and several wounded in a shooting rampage, perhaps involving multiple shooters at the Washington Navy Yard....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Metro Manila," a Philippines-set crime thriller, is the U.K.'s submission for the foreign-language film award at the 86th Academy Awards.
Though the film was shot in Manila, the Philippines capital, and in Tagalog, it was shot by British filmmaker...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:11 PM
The story was shocking when it broke: A Saudi princess living in luxury in Irvine suspected of keeping a Kenyan woman as a modern-day slave.
When Meshael Alayban, 42, was accused in July of forcing an employee to work long hours for little pay, Orange...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Philippine government troops claimed more than a week ago to be mopping up a failed attempt by Muslim rebels to seize the port city of Zamboanga, but news media report continuing clashes and mounting casualties.
The fighting, in its 17th day when dawn...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:39 PM
This is just an assumption here, but I'm guessing that even those Republican members of Congress who forced the government to shut down believe in the importance of exporting American goods overseas. No congressional district is completely cut off from...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:57 AM
BEIJING -- Splashed across the front pages, there is China’s president, Xi Jinping, resplendent as he strolls with his photogenic first lady down the red carpet welcoming him in Malaysia.
There Xi is again in Jakarta — the first foreign...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The National Tsunami Warning Center said Monday evening that there was no tsunami threat to California or the West Coast after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the Philippines.
The quake was reported in Mindanao, the southernmost island in the...