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  • Italian diplomat faces child abuse charges in Philippines May 26, 2014

    Manila: A Philippine prosecutor said on Monday there was probable cause to charge a detained Italian diplomat for allegedly abusing three street children. Daniele Bosio, 46, was holidaying in Manila when he was arrested last month after a children's advocacy group told police they saw him acting inappropriately with three...
  • Budget carrier AirAsia plans flights in India soon May 23, 2014

    Manila: Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday. The carrier this month won court approval to operate in India after delays because of domestic airlines' opposition. AirAsia India will begin flying with two planes, Tony...
  • Rajkummar Rao worked as a labourer for Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao chose to work as a labourer for a day to prepare for his role of a commoner in his upcoming film 'City Lights'. The 29-year-old actor decided to step into the shoes of a poor man to experience the struggles he undergoes to make his ends...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' will connect people to their feelings, even more than 'Aashiqui' did May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who had directed the cult romantic musical drama 'Aashiqui' in 1990 and then produced its super hit sequel 'Aashiqui 2' last year, says Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' is not only at par with his movies, but "far more relevant to today's India". Bhatt is presenting 'City Lights'...
  • Bhupathi's IPTL opener moved to Manila May 10, 2014

    Manila: Manila will host the first leg of the newly launched International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which has attracted many top players of the ATP and WTA Tour to compete in the team competition. "Bringing world class tennis to new audience's has always been one of the objectives of the IPTL...
  • National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta unveils 26-minute footage of his latest film 'City Lights' May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award-winning director Hansal Mehta has readied his next film titled 'City Lights' and he unveiled a 26-minute footage of the movie at an event here attended by Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing the film, and the cast. Fox Star Studio presents 'City Lights', an Indian adaptation of British film...
  • National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao says 'City Lights' has been the most challenging film of his career May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao looked comfortable in the scorching Delhi heat on Friday, as he walked into the plush conference room at the Le Meridian on Raisina Road. Dressed in brown chinos, orange loafers and a sheer white-and-pale-blue blazer, Rao's smile was warm, and his walk brisk. In...
  • Rajkummar Rao's 'CityLights' to be released on May 1 March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: 'CityLights', the official remake of award winning British-Filipino film 'Metro Manila', will release in the country May 1. Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films, who have jointly given successful commercial films in the past, are yet again prepared to give a path-breaking movie experience with 'CityLights'. The film is directed by...
  • Delhi hotels one of the worst-rated in world March 2, 2014

    Hotels in Delhi are considered as one of the worst in the world as per the trivago Reputation Ranking of 100 destinations which places them in the 90th position, while those in Mumbai have fared better. The ranking is based on over 82 million reviews compiled by trivago from over 200...
  • Philippine mayor, 3 others killed at airport December 20, 2013

    Manila: A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people. Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his...
  • Miss Earth International 2013: Meet Miss India Nita Sofiani November 22, 2013

    India's Nita Sofiani was among the Miss Earth International 2013 beauty contestants in Taguig city, metro Manila. About 90 candidates from around the world participated in the pageant which has proactive advocacy in saving the environment, and focuses on eco-tourism this year as its contribution to the country's efforts to...
  • Chowrasia shoots 66, moves to 16th in Manila November 15, 2013

    Manila: India's SSP Chowrasia, who came rather close to ending his title drought last week, blazed through a brilliant back nine to card a six-under 66 and jump to tied 16th from overnight 61st at the midway stage of the $750,000 World Manila Masters here on Friday. Chowrasia, who lost his...
  • Philippines spots new storm after deadly Typhoon Nari October 14, 2013

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another storm was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China Sea. Chinese...
  • Muslim rebels display human shield tied by rope in southern Philippine standoff September 11, 2013

    Zamboanga city: Rogue Muslim rebels seeking to declare an independent state put a dozen civilians tied together by rope on display as a human shield on Wednesday as a standoff with security forces in a southern Philippine city entered its third day. Waving white flags, the hostages shouted "please don't shoot"...
  • Ferry sinks in Philippines killing 24; 274 missing August 17, 2013

    A Philippine ferry sank after colliding with a cargo vessel killing at least 24 people and leaving nearly 300 missing, the coast guard said on Saturday. Some 572 people were rescued after Friday's accident at the mouth of a channel approaching the port of Cebu in the central Philippines, said the...
  • Seventeen dead, hundreds rescued after a passenger ferry sinks following a collision August 17, 2013

    At least 17 people were killed but hundreds were rescued after a passenger ferry sank following a collision with a cargo vessel in the central Philippines, a coastguard commander said. "We don't know if there are still people missing," Rear Admiral Luis Tuason told local radio early on Saturday, citing a...
  • Thirteen dead, 690 rescued after a ferry sinks in Philippines August 17, 2013

    Manila: Thirteen people died and 690 were rescued after a ferry sank following a collision with a cargo vessel in the central Philippines, a coastguard commander said. "We don't know if there are still people missing," Rear Admiral Luis Tuason told local radio early on Saturday, citing a discrepancy between the...
  • Ferry with 700 people aboard sinks after collision in Philippine port August 16, 2013

    Manila: A ferry with nearly 700 people aboard sank near the central Philippine port of Cebu on Friday night after colliding with a cargo vessel, and a survivor said he saw bodies in the sea. The captain of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas ordered the ship abandoned after it began listing...
  • Rihanna stepped out in bejewelled bikini for carnival August 6, 2013

    Bridgetown: Pop star Rihanna was spotted in a traditional carnival-style bejewelled two-piece as she danced at the Kadooment carnival, part of the Crop Over Festival in Barbados. The 25-year-old sported a low-cut top and a high-cut sheer bottom white monokini, and paired the ensemble with a matching necklace, feathered shin guards...
  • Future uncertain for mother of baby born mid-air February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The mother of a premature baby born mid-air on a Manila-bound Emirates airlines flight from Dubai is fast running out of resources and awaiting help in Kolkata where she remained since giving birth to a baby girl named EK on February 8, 2013. The flight made a priority landing...
  • China to set up tsunami warning system in South China Sea December 27, 2012

    Beijing: Amid a row over South China Sea with its maritime neighbours, China today said it is leading a plan to set up a tsunami and other natural disaster warning systems in the area. "Tsunamis don't occur frequently, but they always result in significant damage. In the South China Sea,...
  • Philippines: Typhoon kills 650, several missing December 18, 2011

    Cagayan De Oro: Rescuers searched for more than 800 people missing in the southern Philippines on Sunday after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea, killing more than 650 people in areas ill-prepared to cope with storms. Cagayan de Oro and nearby Iligan cities on Mindanao...
  • Typhoon kills over 400 in southern Philippines December 17, 2011

    Cagayan de oro: More than 400 people have been killed and hundreds more were missing after a typhoon hit the southern Philippines, National Red Cross Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang said on Saturday. She said in a text message to Reuters that the death toll of 426 was expected to rise due to...
  • Manila: Protestors hurl eggs on Hillary's convoy November 18, 2011

    Manila: The motorcade of US Secretary of State Hilliary Clinton was targetted by protestors in Philippines on Thursday. The incident took place when the motorcade was leaving the presidential palace in Manila. A group of around 50 protestors pelted eggs and, reportedly, paint balls on the official cars. However, the US Secretary of...
  • Philippines: Typhoons leave 59 dead October 2, 2011

    Manila, Philippines: Rescuers scrambled on Sunday to deliver food and water to hundreds of villagers stuck on rooftops for days because of flooding in the northern Philippines, where back-to-back typhoons have left at least 59 people dead. Typhoon Nalgae slammed ashore in northeastern Isabela province on Saturday, then barreled across the...
  • Philippines: Typhoons leave 55 dead October 2, 2011

    Manila: Back-to-back typhoons left at least 55 people dead and rescuers scrambling on Sunday to deliver food and water to hundreds of villagers stuck on rooftops for four days because of flooding in the northern Philippines. Typhoon Nalgae slammed ashore in northeastern Isabela province on Saturday then barreled across the main...
  • Huge floods in Manila as typhoon hits Philippines September 27, 2011

    Manila: Manila residents waded through waist-deep floodwaters, dodging branches and flying debris on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon sent surging waves as tall as palm trees crashing over seawalls and submerging entire neighbourhoods. At least seven people were killed, most of them in metropolitan Manila, which already was soaked by heavy...
  • Customers pampered at Manila's first "maid cafe" February 7, 2011

    Manila: Waitresses in frilly French maid costumes, some with elaborate blonde ringlets tumbling down their shoulders, serve coffee and tea, pampering customers at Manila's first "maid cafe." The recently-opened cafe in capital Manila, also a Philippines first, hopes to cash in on the growing popularity of "cosplay" or costume play among...
  • Strongest typhoon in years hits Philippines coast October 18, 2010

    Luzon: The strongest typhoon to menace the Philippines in recent years hit the northeastern coast on Monday as thousands of villagers fled to safety amid massive emergency preparations. Local weather forecaster Robert Sawi said the eye of the typhoon made landfall at midday on Monday at Palanan Bay in Isabela...