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Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance

MANILA -- Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a centuries-old dance form she has struggled to save from oblivion in the Philippines' restive south.

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Palace denies striking deal with INC

MALACANANG denied Monday that a compromise was reached with the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), prompting the religious group to end its five-day protest.

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5 outreach program volunteers die in Tarlac river mishap

MANILA (Updated) -- At least five people died while nine others were hurt after they swept away by strong current while crossing a river in San Jose, Tarlac province, a top police official said.

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Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

BANGKOK — Thai police said Monday they were seeking two new suspects — a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality — in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago.

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