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Timothy Bradley, left, trades blows with Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, in their WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday. Pic: AP.

Pacquiao Watch: Another day at the office

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014 7:32AM UTC 4 Comments Timothy Bradley, left, trades blows with Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, in their WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday. Pic: AP.

Nobody really expected Timothy Bradley to get his redemption and validation. Well, at least seriously. But many were expecting Manny Pacquiao to score a knockout for two compelling reasons. One, to regain the crown robbed from him by Bradley and the judges in 2012. And, two, to prove that he's still got what it takes to knock an opponent out....

2 Philippine soldiers, 5 militants die in clashes

By Sat, Apr 12, 2014 6:04PM UTC Comments Off 2 Philippine soldiers, 5 militants die in clashes

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says two soldiers and at least five Abu Sayyaf militants have been killed in clashes in a southern island province. Armed forces spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala says the running gunbattles Friday on Basilan Island also wounded 28 soldiers following their assault on a group of Abu Sayyaf fighters led by Puruji Indama....

18 Philippine troops wounded in Abu Sayyaf clash

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 1:49PM UTC Comments Off 18 Philippine troops wounded in Abu Sayyaf clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The military says it has launched a strike on Abu Sayyaf extremists in the southern Philippines and ongoing clashes have left at least 18 soldiers wounded. Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said around 200 troops were deployed before dawn Friday to flush out around 20 militants led by Puruji Indama, a commander...

Malaysia: Kidnappers demand $11.3m for release of Chinese woman

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:27AM UTC Comments Off Malaysia: Kidnappers demand $11.3m for release of Chinese woman

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says gunmen have demanded a ransom of 500 million Philippine pesos ($11.3 million) for the release of a Chinese tourist abducted last week from a resort off Borneo island....

Safety ruling clears Philippines to add US flights

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014 1:41PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say U.S. aviation authorities have cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved....

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