Tropical storm Helen makes landfall

QUEZON CITY, Aug 15 (PIA) — Tropical storm “Helen” has made landfall in Isabela and is now bringing heavy rains and strong winds in the province. As of 10...

Pagasa: Metro Manila still on Red Alert

QUEZON CITY, Aug 7 (PIA) — Metro Manila’s rainfall level remains on “Red Alert,” based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Service Administration’s (Pagasa) warning signal issued at 11:00...

Microsoft Relaunches Hotmail As Outlook

Microsoft is revamping its email service, dropping the Hotmail name in favour of Outlook as it targets mobile users and social media. The relaunched service has a new, cleaner...

City-block sized Asteroid to approach Earth on July 22

Washington: An asteroid the size of a city block, will make its close approach to Earth Sunday evening (July 22) — just 39 days after newly discovered asteroid 2012...

Olympic Flight Controls Come Into Force

Pilots of private aircraft face tough new restrictions on flying over much of south-east England from midnight as security measures are stepped up for the Olympic Games. They will...

Thousands face internet loss as FBI shuts off servers

More than 300,000 people, including many in the US and UK, could lose internet access later as the FBI shuts off servers used by cyber thieves. The FBI seized...

S&P Raises Philippines’ Credit Rating to Nine-Year High

The Philippines’ debt rating was raised to the highest level since 2003 by Standard & Poor’s, taking President Benigno Aquino nearer his goal of attaining investment grade and spurring...

Assad’s fate unclear in world powers’ Syria plan

(Reuters) – World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what...

Asian Stocks, Oil Gain on Global Growth Optimism; Dollar Drops

Asian stocks rose a second day and oil gained after bigger-than-expected gains in Japanese retail sales and U.S. housing boosted confidence in global growth. The dollar fell before a...

US Crude Steady Around $78 After Dropping to 8-Month Low

U.S. crude futures steadied around $78 a barrel on Friday after sliding nearly 4 percent in the previous session to an eight-month low on weak economic data from China,...

The full list global peace index 2012

The world has become more peaceful for the first time since 2009 according to the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) released today. Austerity-driven defence cuts creating gains in several...

Second Man Dies From Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A second man has died from an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh. The man, in his 40s, was from the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, which is in the...

Timothy Bradley beats Manny Pacquiao in split decision

Once again, we’re here with the fight that everyone’s clamoring for (or half of it, at least…). The Filipino genius, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, faces the undefeated Timothy “Desert Storm”...

Tooth Tattoo That Could Save Your Life

A ‘tooth tattoo’ made from silk strands and gold wires could be used to detect life-threatening illnesses, researchers have said. The tiny wireless device sticks to dental enamel and...

Stocks Fall as U.S., China Data Fuel Growth Concern; Oil Drops

Global stocks declined, with gauges of Japanese and Chinese equities falling more than 20 percent below their peaks after data from the U.S. and China added to evidence of...

Philippine Peso Falls as Spain Concern Mounts

The Philippine peso snapped a three- week loss after Moody’s Investors Service raised the nation’s credit-rating outlook to positive and first-quarter economic growth beat analysts’ estimates. The move by...

Christians and Muslims unite in new bid to silence Lady Gaga

Christian groups in the Philippines have called for a ban on Lady Gaga’s Manila concerts, alleging that her song Judas is an offensive mockery of Jesus Christ. Youths gathered...

Philippines world’s call center capital

When night falls in Manila, a wave of young people scurry into the skyscrapers which criss-cross the city. They’re call centre agents, and because most of their clients are...

How Greece could leave the eurozone in five difficult steps

Mass unemployment in Greece, inflation at 50%, a devastating recession and Greeks heading for the borders – that’s the apocalyptic scenario being painted by some economists in the increasingly...