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Filipina college student dies after hit-and-run in Malaysia

PHOTO from The Star-Asia News Network

A college student from the Philippines died after she was knocked down by a vehicle while crossing the road here.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Missing plane flew back over Malaysia


Investigators are increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet turned back across the country after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers, and that someone with aviation skills was responsible for the change in course, a Malaysian government official said Friday.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino seafarer lost at sea off French port


A Filipino sailor was lost at sea after falling overboard from a cargo ship as it left port in northwest France, the French coast guard said Tuesday.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea

MARINE PARADISE LOST A diver fins through a field of pristine soft leather corals at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Unfortunately, only about 3 percent of the Philippine coral reefs are in “excellent condition.” YVETTE LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

MANILA, Philippines — Almost a year after an American warship ran aground in the Sulu Sea, destroying a portion of the Tubbataha Reefs, a militant fisherfolk organization pressed the US government to take responsibility beyond the P58 million-fine it was ordered to pay the Philippines for the environmental damage.   The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Megan Young escapes injury as floor in Haiti orphanage collapses

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Newly crowned Miss World Megan Young escaped injury when the second floor of an orphanage in Port Au Prince she was visiting last week collapsed, according to a report on the official website of Miss World.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »