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Filipina who stabbed 3 persons in Brussels now comatose

THE 52-year-old Filipina who was shot by police after she stabbed and hurt three people in the Belgian capital of Brussels Monday, August 22, is in comatose, a foreign affairs official said.

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Abu Sayyaf bomb expert dies

ZAMBOANGA CITY – An explosive expert of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) died when the bomb he was carrying accidentally exploded while evading from pursuing government forces in Basilan province.

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LOOK: Filipino fishermen find possibly world's biggest pearl

MANILA -- A tourism official said a Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, which he had hidden under a bed for 10 years as a lucky charm.

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Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war

HAVANA — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world's longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.

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4-kilogram gold nugget found in Victoria, Australia

MELBOURNE -- An Australian prospector has found a 145-ounce gold nugget worth an estimated 190,000 U.S. dollars.

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No Filipino casualties in Italy quake, says government

NO FILIPINO casualties have been reported so far in the magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Italy that killed at least 159 people and reduced three Italian central towns to rubble Wednesday.

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Italy quake death toll rises to 247 as anguish mount

AMATRICE, Italy (Updated)— Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its

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Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least four people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said.

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