Manila

  • Rajkummar Rao's 'CityLights' to be released on May 1 11-03-2014 12:08 PM

    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...
  • Delhi hotels one of the worst-rated in world 02-03-2014 05:39 PM

    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...
  • Philippine mayor, 3 others killed at airport 20-12-2013 10:59 AM

    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...
  • Miss Earth International 2013: Meet Miss India Nita Sofiani 22-11-2013 12:04 PM

    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 15-11-2013 08:46 PM

    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...
  • Philippines spots new storm after deadly Typhoon Nari 14-10-2013 10:29 AM

    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...
  • Muslim rebels display human shield tied by rope in southern Philippine standoff 11-09-2013 02:51 PM

    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...
  • Ferry sinks in Philippines killing 24; 274 missing 17-08-2013 07:29 AM

    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...
  • Seventeen dead, hundreds rescued after a passenger ferry sinks following a collision 17-08-2013 05:42 AM

    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...
  • Thirteen dead, 690 rescued after a ferry sinks in Philippines 17-08-2013 12:54 AM

    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...
  • Ferry with 700 people aboard sinks after collision in Philippine port 16-08-2013 09:32 PM

    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...
  • Rihanna stepped out in bejewelled bikini for carnival 06-08-2013 04:37 PM

    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...
  • Philippines: Typhoon kills 650, several missing 18-12-2011 04:07 PM

    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...
  • Typhoon kills over 400 in southern Philippines 17-12-2011 04:18 PM

    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...
  • Manila: Protestors hurl eggs on Hillary's convoy 18-11-2011 10:45 AM

    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...
  • Philippines: Typhoons leave 59 dead 02-10-2011 10:59 PM

    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...
  • Philippines: Typhoons leave 55 dead 02-10-2011 12:18 PM

    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...
  • Huge floods in Manila as typhoon hits Philippines 27-09-2011 02:18 PM

    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...
  • Customers pampered at Manila's first "maid cafe" 07-02-2011 12:11 PM

    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...
  • Strongest typhoon in years hits Philippines coast 18-10-2010 12:23 PM

    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...
  • Indians abducted in Philippines rescued 17-10-2010 10:07 AM

    Manila: Two Indians and a Filopino abducted in Philippines on Thursday were rescued after a shootout in which five kidnappers were killed, police said. The law enforcers in a shootout killed the kidnappers on Saturday morning in a province south of Manila, Xinhua reported. Police identified the hostages as Pavitter...
  • Manila crisis reveals flaws in police probe 07-09-2010 09:02 AM

    Manila: Investigation into last month's hostage drama in Manila that left eight persons dead has revealed serious flaws in the police response to the crisis. The probe has found operational lapses and poor judgment calls made by civilian crisis managers and police commanders. The chief negotiator during the 11-hour hostage...
  • Gunmen shot 4, including 2 cops in Philippines 26-08-2010 08:01 AM

    Manila (Philippines): Gunmen wearing police uniforms stopped a passenger bus in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday and fatally shot four people, including two police marshals, officials said. The attack came just three days after a disgruntled ex-policeman took hostage a busload of Hong Kong tourists in Manila, killing eight...
  • 6.2-magnitude quake rocks Manila 25-03-2010 12:53 PM

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  • Miss Earth '07 pics: Miss India crowned runner-up 12-11-2007 11:07 AM

    Adelaide: England skipper Andrew Strauss presented a straight bat to questions about batsman Kevin Pietersen's undiplomatic tweeting on Thursday, saying it was a good thing all his players were not as boring as their captain. Pietersen branded Adelaide ground staff pathetic on his twitter feed on Wednesday after they failed...
  • Manila police charges hostage taker 29-03-2007 09:50 PM

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