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Philippines 'poison' sweets sicken nearly 2,000

Philippines 'poison' sweets sicken nearly 2,000

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: The number of people who have fallen ill after eating a batch of ‘poisoned’ candy in the Philippines has risen to nearly 2,000, authorities said Monday as they worked to identify the source of the contamination. At least 1,925 people in the southern Philippines, most of them schoolchildren,...

14-07-2015 Others

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Mystery shrouds death of Eight children in an Aussie home

Mystery shrouds death of Eight children in an Aussie home

TRANS ASIA NEWS Cairns ( Australia): Eight children have been found dead at a house in Cairns in northern Queensland, say Australian police. Police said a 34-year-old woman had been taken to hospital with stab wounds but was stable. Queensland Police were called to a residence in Murray Street at 11.20...

19-12-2014 Others

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Phillipines braces for Super Typhoon Hagupit

Phillipines braces for Super Typhoon Hagupit

TRANS ASIA NEWS Manila: A little more than a year since Super Typhoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated large parts of the Philippines, another storm, Typhoon Hagupit, was bearing down on the Pacific island nation Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 80 mph. Hagupit is still too far to directly affect...

03-12-2014 Others

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9 sentenced in Philippines in deadly 1996 disco fire

9 sentenced in Philippines in deadly 1996 disco fire

Trans Asia News MANILA: A Philippine court has convicted nine people for graft over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year. The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court on Thursday convicted seven former city engineering officials of suburban Quezon City and two operators of the Ozone...

21-11-2014 Others

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Car bomb found at Manila airport

Car bomb found at Manila airport

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: Four people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila's international airport, authorities said Monday. 

02-09-2014 Others

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Filipino worker beheaded in Libya

Filipino worker beheaded in Libya

MANILA: A Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militia men in Libya has been beheaded by his captors, becoming the first Filipino casualty in the renewed violence in the North African state, the Philippine government said.

23-07-2014 Others

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15 PC of Vietnamese suffering from 'mental disorders'

15 PC of Vietnamese suffering from 'mental disorders'

TRANS ASIA NEWS HANOI: A health forum learnt some 15 percent of Vietnam's population have mental disorders, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. 

16-04-2014 Others

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Overseas Filipino workers remittances up 6 pc

Overseas Filipino workers remittances up 6 pc

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: Remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), rose 6 percent on year to US$1.99 billion in Feb, thanks to a steady rise in cash transfers.

16-04-2014 Others

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Philippines grants Visa-free privilege to 7 more nations

Philippines grants Visa-free privilege to 7 more nations

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), announced Wednesday that nationals of Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will enjoy visa-free privileges to enter the country for a period of 30 days.

16-04-2014 Others

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Police chief killed in Mindanao ambush

Police chief killed in Mindanao ambush

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: Police chief of Maguindanao province in restive Mindanao was killed in an ambush, a day after the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the historic agreement aimed at bringing peace in Southern Philippines, police reported on Saturday.

30-03-2014 Others

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Changi Airport Singapore voted world's best

Changi Airport Singapore voted world's best

TRANS ASIA NEWS SINGAPORE:  Changi Airport in Singapore has been voted the World's Best Airport by air travellers for the second year in a row at the 2014 World Airport Awards, at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday .

27-03-2014 Others

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All set for Manila-Moro peace accord

All set for Manila-Moro peace accord

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANILA: The Malacanang Palace will bear witness to a historic event Thursday, when the Philippine Government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) sign a Malaysia-brokered peace treaty that will see power sharing in the Muslim south towards a long-lasting peace and prosperity. 

26-03-2014 Others

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North Korea rejects talks on family reunions

North Korea rejects talks on family reunions

TRANS ASIA NEWS SEOUL: North Korea has rejected a request from the South for talks on reunions for families separated by the Korean War amid simmering military tensions between the two neighbors.

12-03-2014 Others

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Evidence for Neolithic Tombs Discovered in Vietnam

Evidence for Neolithic Tombs Discovered in Vietnam

TRANS ASIA NEWS HONG KONG: Strong evidence has, for the first time, been discovered suggesting that Vietnamese tombs in the central province of Thanh Hoa dated from the early to late period of the Da But civilisation (6,500–4,700 BC), Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

28-02-2014 Others

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Tons of radioactive water leaks from Japan plant

Tons of radioactive water leaks from Japan plant

TRANS ASIA NEWS TOKYO: About 100 tons of water containing high levels of radioactive material has leaked at the damaged Japanese nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

20-02-2014 Others

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Vietnam bans second hand mobiles, laptops

HANOI: Vietnam began to ban the import of second-hand cell phones and laptops, as well as notebooks and subnotebooks, from Thursday, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The ban list also includes foreign pocket cassette recorders, cameras, watches, pocket watches, stopwatches and other kinds of personal watches. Import...

20-02-2014 Others

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