(UPDATED - 9:56 p.m.) Thieves in Mexico have stolen a truck containing potentially 'extremely dangerous' radioactive material used in medical treatment. The material could in theory be put in a so-called 'dirty bomb' - an explosive device spreading the radioactive material over a wide area.
(UPDATED - 9:44 p.m.) Islamist militants in the Philippines have freed a reporter with the Pan-Arabic Al-Arabiya news channel after holding him captive for 18 months, the Dubai-based broadcaster said.
President Benigno Aquino III said the Liberal Party is still undecided on whether or not to field Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II for the presidential race in 2016.
Department of Finance Undersecretary John Philip "Sunny" P. Sevilla has been chosen by President Benigno Aquino III to temporarily take the place vacated by Bureau of Customs chief Rozzano Rufino "Ruffy" Biazon.
The Philippines had a marginally higher score in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index this year compared to 2012 (36 versus 34), and also moved up 11 places from its 105th ranking last year. It was 129th in 2011.
In the spirit of Christmas and for humanitarian consideration, former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should be allowed to leave the hospital where she is detained and spend time with her loved ones.
It seems like during disasters in the Philippines, you cannot rely on the national government to help you out immediately. Standard response time is around five days or so - and to think that national government officials were already in the area even before the calamity struck.
Hong Kong will quarantine 17 people after the city confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, officials said Tuesday.