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Sri Lanka's president issues a proclamation saying that the emergency will continue for another 30 days, citing 'public security'
Emergency Accessible Polling Place makes the voting process more accessible and easier for PWDs, senior citizens, and heavily pregnant women
Less than one day after acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan authorizes moving the funds from existing Defense Department projects to border construction, the US House Armed Services Committee says it is not permitted
(UPDATED) The US President overrides the Congress' decision to terminate his declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border
Donald Trump's terse response: 'VETO!' he tweets after a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the emergency, declared as a way to secure alternative funding for the border wall denied to him by Congress
'A six-month state of emergency has been approved by a majority,' the speaker of parliament Ibrahim Ahmed Omer says after lawmakers voted on the decree issued by President Omar al-Bashir
US President Donald Trump's emergency declaration now goes to the Republican-held Senate
'You're looking at hundreds of miles,' says Trump aide Stephen Miller , 'probably a couple hundred miles' by September 2020, two months before the US election
Top US Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he spoke by phone with Trump, who 'indicated he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time'
This earthquake follows the September 2017 earthquake in Mexico that killed 465 people
7 Fulani herders are lynched and their homes burned down by attackers on motorbikes
NPA rebels attack two soldiers buying food in a market
Keeping indigenous knowledge systems, practices, and beliefs alive will allow communities of smallholder farmers to maintain their culture and the balance in their ecosystem without sacrificing their livelihood
Save the Children Philippines calls on candidates in the local elections next year to support the implementation of the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection Act of 2016
Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long says Michael is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since 1851
Valeroso, a retired police official and former coup plotter, will help implement the 911 emergency hotline center under the Department of the Interior and Local Government
(UPDATED) Trump says the reported death toll of 3,000 was 'done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible'
The proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now up for the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority Board
(UPDATED) Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but the National Hurricane Center stresses it remains 'a life-threatening situation' due to the risks of storm surge around coastal areas
(UPDATED) 'This is not a storm that people need to ride out. This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
(3rd UPDATE) Slow-moving Lane 'will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides,' says the Central Pacific Hurricane Center
(UPDATED) Hurricane Lane remains a powerful hurricane, packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, although it has been downgraded to category 3
But the opposition is angered by the government's submission of new legislation to parliament that apparently seeks to formalize some of the harshest aspects of the emergency
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Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says some Christians see President Rodrigo Duterte as a God-sent figure to bring justice to the Philippines – even if this means deaths
Ateneo psychology professor Regina Hechanova says the stigma erodes law enforcement and rehabilitation programs
The doctors staffing the sole emergency room on the roof of the world battle high altitude, freezing conditions, and violent weather every climbing season to save the lives of sick and injured mountaineers
Executive Order 56 creates a National Call Center to be supervised by the Department of the Interior and Local Government
SAFER, the country's first locally-led crowdfunding app, provides quick relief and response to disasters and emergencies
If the bill is signed into law, electric cooperatives would no longer have to pass on costs of infrastructure damaged by natural calamities to their consumers
The Albay Public Safety Emergency Management Office orders the total decampment of Mayon evacuees from the cities of Legazpi and Ligao, and the municipalities of Sto Domingo and Bacacay
Papua New Guinea struggled to assess the damage from a massive earthquake which has forced oil and gas fields to close in a blow to the economy
The Chinese couple from Beijing who were on a sightseeing trip have already been named among the 17 dead after a 6.4-magnitude quake toppled buildings in the coastal town of Hualien
(UPDATED) Gov't spokesperson: 'The Revolutionary Guards' helicopters this morning found the wreckage of the plane on Dena mountain'
The Department of Transportation expects to finish its evaluation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport proposal by top conglomerates in April
It caps a tumultuous week that saw Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resign, a strike in the country's largest region, and a massive prisoner amnesty
International aid begins trickling in to areas of Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita, as Fiji escapes the worst of the storm's fury
Southeast Asia correspondent Natashya Gutierrez is one of 12 who are chosen for the '2018 Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future' program
The heavy rain triggers landslides that hit mountain villages outside the mining town of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur
The consortium's members are Aboitiz InfraCapital, AC Infrastructure, Alliance Global, Asia's Emerging Dragon, Filinvest, JG Summit, and Metro Pacific
The assistance will be distributed to 10,000 evacuees from 3 cities and 6 municipalities, says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
South Africa's second city is now facing the prospect of having to turn the taps off under a so-called 'Day Zero' scenario to conserve the city's remaining water supplies
The major focus for emergency responders remains the 12-story Yun Tsui apartment block where the majority of the deaths occurred and dozens are still missing
The cost of damage to crops is now at P185,281,979. This is up from P94 million last January 26.
(UPDATED) Authorities say they could not verify how many residents are still missing after the 6.4-magnitude quake which hit the eastern port city of Hualien
(UPDATED) A hotel and an apartment block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency
(UPDATED) The quake hit at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan's northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometers (119 miles), the US Geological Survey says
A state investigative report says that the fired employee has been a 'source of concern' for 10 years because of his 'poor performance'
Families staying in the 76 evacuation centers in Albay will also get temporary employment
The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of Mayon, where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way