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Asean, US defense ministers look for lessons from MH370 search

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Malaysian Defence Minister and acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein (R) during a welcoming reception for Southeast Asian defense ministers April 1, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Secretary Hagel is in Hawaii to host a meeting of defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on April 1 to 3. AP

The specter of missing Flight MH370 will loom over a meeting of US and Asean defense ministers Wednesday, as they discuss how to improve their response to natural disasters and emergencies.

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

More Aussie, Japan aid for ‘Yolanda’

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

More than four months after Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated a large swath of the Visayas, Australia and Japan announced fresh aid in support of reconstruction efforts.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ship manned by Filipinos responds to sighting of possible airline debris

One of the relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 waits to attend a briefing meeting with Malaysian officials in a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Friday, March 21, 2014. Planes are flying out of Australia again to search for two objects detected by satellite that may be debris from the missing Malaysian airliner. AP

A Norwegian merchant ship manned by a crew of Filipinos was the first vessel to respond at the reported sighting of objects in the Indian Ocean that could have come from a missing jetliner that officials in Kuala Lumpur had described as a “credible lead” to the fate of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-370 since it disappeared nearly two weeks ago.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australia backs sea ‘code of conduct’


Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Thursday voiced her support for the completion of a “code of conduct” aimed at reducing tensions amid China’s aggressive claim to almost all of the South China Sea.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-Australia agree to continue defense, security cooperation

DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop after their joint press conference on the fourth Philippine-Australia Ministerial Meeting Thursday. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Australia and the Philippines have agreed on continued defense and security cooperation particularly in counter-terrorism efforts, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Thursday.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH-Australia talks start Thursday


High-level officials of the Philippines and Australia are set to meet Thursday in talks expected to boost cooperation between the two countries in the areas of trade and regional concerns.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australian minister to visit Leyte

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) survivors walk through the ruins of their neighborhood in Tacloban City on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Australia is scheduled to visit Yolanda-struck areas Ormoc and Tacloban Sunday to check on her goernment’s assistance, a statement said.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aussie trader shot, wounded by robbers in Quezon City


An Australian businessman was shot and wounded by motorcycle-riding robbers who took his bag containing P500,000 worth of cash and jewelry on Timog Avenue, Quezon City on Monday.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

8 relatives of golfer Jason Day die in typhoon ‘Yolanda’

Australian golfer Jason Day comments to journalists at Royal Melbourne golf course in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother. AP

Australian golfer Jason Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives died in Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines, including his grandmother.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Australia boosts ‘Yolanda’ aid to US$18.7M

Philippine soldiers stand near relief supplies for victims of Typhoon Haiyan at Villamor Airbase.  AP FILE PHOTO

Australia pledged Thursday a further Aus$20 million (US$18.7 million) for relief efforts in the battered Philippines and said it will deploy extra defense staff to help deal with the disaster.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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