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Lumad leader shot in Claver, Surigao del Norte

A MAMANWA tribe leader was killed by unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle in Claver, a mining town in Surigao del Norte, on Friday, January 20.

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Gov't chief peace negotiator defends Duterte

MANILA -- Government Chief Peace Negotiator Silvestre Bello III said President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to uphold human rights of political dissenters even as he continues to seek a negotiated political settlement with rebel forces.

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Death toll from Pakistan tribal region blast at 25

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani government official says the death toll from a bomb blast in the Kurram tribal region has risen to 25 after three injured people died overnight.

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GRP, NDFP ink guidelines for monitoring human rights violations

ROME, Italy (Updated) -- The government and the communist rebels signed Saturday, January 21 the Supplemental Guidelines for the full operation of the joint monitoring committee (JMC) tasked to monitor human rights violations during third r

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Magnitude 8 quake hits Solomon Islands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A magnitude 8 earthquake hit the Solomon Islands Sunday, January 22.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands.

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32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India

NEW DELHI (UPDATED) — At least 32 were killed and 50 others were injured as an overnight passenger train derailed in Southern India.

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Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said he will wait to see what United States President Donald Trump does before forming an opinion about him.

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12 dead in central China landslide

BEIJING — Authorities in China say they've recovered the bodies of 12 people killed inside a hotel overrun by a landslide.

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