• Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

    A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private ...

    Associated Press15 mins ago
    • Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

      Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation. Nearly 300 people -- most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island -- are still…

      AFP News
      • Miley’s infection ‘gone horribly wrong’

        Miley Cyrus could reportedly be in hospital for up to a month.

        Cover Media
        • Aiko's story of faith and forgiveness

          After forgiving the doctor who wreaked havoc on her face and the former assistant she accused of stealing money from her, Aiko Melendez's life has never been so good.

          Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
          • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

            Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in…

            Manila Bulletin
            • A fetish for full body suits in Japan

              By night, she dresses in a skin-tight, all-in-one Spandex body suit that covers everything -- including her eyes -- and sits in bars, alone but liberated, she believes, from the judgement of others. "With my face covered, I cannot eat or drink like other customers," said the woman, who is in her…

              AFP News
              • Mermaid wars

                As subject of folly and fiction, mermaids are by no means any laughing matter for the country’s top TV networks. ABS-CBN and GMA-7 have made a big production splurge on stories about these mythical creatures that has captured the imagination … Continue reading →

                Yahoo Celebrity Blog
                • Has Jake Cuenca found a new love?

                  Jake turned to Instagram to post a photo of himself holding model Chanel Olive Thomas as she wrapped her arms around him. An earlier photo showed Chanel kissing him on the cheek as he held her arm. Both of them had their eyes closed. Not to be outdone, Chanel posted a photo of herself and Jake…

                  Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
                  • Evacuation order came too late for many on ferry

                    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list, a crew member said Thursday.

                    Associated Press
                    • Check out the first-round matchups for the 2014 NBA Playoffs

                      After nearly six full months and 82 games for each of the NBA's 30 teams, the regular season now gives way to the postseason. Take a look at all eight first-round matchups along with some analysis of each series.

                      Ball Don't Lie
                      • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

                        WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.

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                        • 4 Tricks to Fall Asleep Faster

                          Tossing and turning when all you want is to snooze? Here's how to shut off your mind fast.

                          Healthy Living
                          • Magic of ‘Meteor Garden’

                            One afternoon in May 2003, everyone was curious about a Taiwanese drama ABS-CBN was about to air. Press materials showed a gorgeous-looking Taiwanese actress backed by four dashing young men. It seemed an ordinary youth-oriented drama from that part of … Continue reading →

                            Yahoo Celebrity Blog
                            • Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

                              Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst. The fresh debacle at Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came as millions of Filipinos begin travelling for the…

                              AFP News
                              • N. Korea officials 'target London salon over Kim haircut ad'

                                British police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un. Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the Stalinist state's mission took…

                                AFP News
                                • Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches

                                  A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches. While plastic surgeons are trained to reattach severed organs, these reattachments are simplest when the cut is clean and sharp — as from a kitchen knife, Dr. Stephen Sullivan, a plastic surgeon at…

                                  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

                                    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.

                                    Associated Press22 mins ago
                                    • Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

                                      Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot. Resembling a tiny astronaut, ASIMO -- decked out in a white suit and helmet -- stands 4 feet three inches (1.3 meters) tall and weighs in at 110 lbs (50 kg). ASIMO -- short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility -- was designed to help people,…

                                      AFP Relax40 mins ago
                                      • PH grants visa-free privilege to 7 more countries

                                        Travelers from seven more countries can now experience how fun it is in the Philippines without worry, as the government extended them visa-free privileges.

                                        Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
                                        • Robot sub finishes 1st full seabed search for jet

                                          PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a nearby oil slick.

                                          Associated Press