This metal-eating plant just discovered in the Philippines could save the world
Rinorea niccolifera absorbs and stores up to 18,000 parts per million of nickel in its leaves without being poisoned.
Philippines dismantles global 'sextortion' groups and arrests 58 people
Police said the 'sextortion' syndicates have collected thousands of dollars from victims based in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, United States and United Kingdom.
Curious about the biggest trade deal in history? Sorry, it’s classified
Governments and big corporations can read the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but not you. Here are 6 ways it could change the world.
How the Philippines is crushing the Indian call center business
Hint: small talk, big cash.
These Asian city-states might be booming. But they're not banging
Sexologists explain why. And the government intervenes in the bedroom.
Obama’s Asia trip will be overshadowed by China’s 'blue national soil'
Beijing calls it Sansha. Others call it expansionism that makes Putin’s Crimea grab look like child’s play.
These are the countries where you can drink without being judged
And the ones where you really shouldn't order that second round.
Obama lands in Tokyo for the first US state visit in 18 years
Here are four key changes driving the president's agenda.
There's a lot of tension in the Asia-Pacific right now
It’s no secret why Obama is visiting Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia — and it has little to do with any of those countries.
South Korea ferry disaster: How everything that could go wrong did go wrong
Four ways incompetence, bad luck, and bureaucratic bungling created a mess.
60 Seconds on Earth: A Filipino tour guide's hilarious protest against the power of the Catholic Church
Manila's most political walking tours.
The top court in the Philippines has approved a controversial birth control law
The Catholic Church had until Tuesday led a successful campaign for more than 15 years against any form of family planning laws in the Philippines.
Philippines signs historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group to end decades of conflict
Under the deal, Muslim rebels agreed to disband guerrilla forces, surrender weapons and rebuild their communities while the government gives them self-rule with wider powers.
The world has a new piracy hotspot
Sorry, Hollywood. It’s nowhere near Somalia.
This 'Happy' video from typhoon-ravaged Tacloban, Philippines will put a smile on your face
Tacloban, a city that lost 3,000 people, where 20,000 are still homeless, appears remarkably 'Happy' in a video for the UN's International Day of Happiness.
5 reasons why slaves still catch your seafood
Heads up: reason #5 is your fault.
No, China is not the ‘Cookie Monster’ of global commodities
A leading expert sorts truth from hype on China’s worldwide resource quest.
China is playing chicken with the US military in the South China Sea
War by other means: As China attempts to wrest control of the South China Sea, the US is forced to flinch or crash.
The return of the rising sun
Japan’s launch of a ‘carrier in disguise’ has East Asia pondering the future.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
When mum is a prostitute
Growing up is grim in Delhi’s biggest red light district — but there’s hope.
Philippines hit by rain that kills 6, hampers typhoon recovery efforts
Southern Philippines fear for typhoon survivors still living in makeshift shelters after rains kill six, leave eight missing.
Typhoon survivors keep the faith with Christmas Eve baptisms in broken churches
Rain is pouring into the roof-less cathedral in Palo, Philippines. But 47 pairs of new parents are there, undaunted, to baptize their babies.
Manila airport shooting leaves 4 dead, including mayor
A gunman opened fire outside a terminal at Manila's main airport on Friday, killing Mayor Ukol Talumpa, his wife, another male family member and a child.
Four killed in ambush at Manila airport , including mayor
The four dead at an ambush at Manila's airport include the mayor of the south Philippines town of Labangan.
Haiyan death toll tops 6,000 in the Philippines
The government now says more than 6,000 people have been reported dead nearly five weeks after Haiyan tore through the Philippines.
Jakarta threatens toilet scrubbing as punishment for jaywalking and littering
The noisome penalty is part of the governor’s vow to tame public turmoil in this famously chaotic Indonesian city.
Breaking Kim Jong Un: How North Korea became a meth hub
Defectors and a recent bust allege that the drug moves globally, including to the US.
Hard lessons from Myanmar, five years after Cyclone Nargis
Shattered glass: A world class atelier still lies in ruins.
UK sends more aid to the Philippines
Six more aid flights from the UK to the Philippines will be sent next week, upping the total of aid to the equivalent of $89 million.
10 most irreplaceable ecosystems on Earth
Scientists have ranked the world's ecosystems. These are the most irreplaceable. Protect them.