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Philippines 08 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Aquino defends pace of rebuilding one year after Haiyan devastation

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has defended the pace of rebuilding in communities ravaged a year ago by Super Typhoon Haiyan, insisting that thorough reconstruction takes time.

AseanPlus News 08 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

Climate envoy to end walk at Haiyan ground zero

MANILA: Philippine climate change envoy Naderev Sano will reach ground zero of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land, completing an epic march he believes will help spur global warming action.

World 03 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM

Kenyan president changes security officials after al Shabaab kill 36

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 36 non-Muslim workers at a quarry in northeast Kenya on Tuesday, prompting the president to sweep out his top security officials to tackle a relentless wave of violence.

Nation 31 Dec 2014 | 8:48 AM

AirAsia QZ8501: Recovery teams to continue massive search

JAKARTA: Recovery teams are preparing for another day of massive search of the Java Sea on Wednesday for victims of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501, a day after bodies and debris were found in the sea.

Nation 31 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM

AirAsia QZ8501: No bodies recovered wearing life jacket, clarifies Indonesia search official

JAKARTA: None of the bodies found so far in the hunt for the downed Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 were wearing life jackets, an official from Indonesia's search and rescue agency (Basarnas) said on Wednesday, contradicting earlier reports that one of the bodies had a life jacket on.

World 01 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bodies from crashed AirAsia plane arrive in Indonesian city

PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The first two bodies from the AirAsia plane that crashed off the coast of Borneo arrived on Wednesday in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives have gathered to await news of their loved ones.

Community 06 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Exhibition marks first anniversary of tragedy in Tacloban

IN CONJUNCTION with the year-end festivities, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur together with Artiseri Gallery launched the Christmas Charity Art Exhibition recently, to raise funds for the people of Tacloban, in the Philippines.

AseanPlus News 27 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Sweating it out for chartiy

WHEN Liew Wei Yong braved freezing temperatures to run across glaciers in Iceland last year, she was not fuelled by the desire to win or set a record.

AseanPlus News 27 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

TransAsia pilots couldn’t see runway before Taiwan crash

TAIPEI: The pilots of a TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in July killing 48 people could not see the runway as they descended to the ground during a rainstorm, Taiwa­nese authorities said.

World 26 Dec 2014 | 6:00 PM

Aboard Sri Lanka's tsunami train, an anguished hope of reunion

PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Ten years after a towering wave hurled the Sri Lankan train Samudra Devi off its tracks and killed more than 1,000 people, passenger Shanthi Gallage still carries a faint hope of finding her missing husband and daughter.