The dreaded Zika virus has made its way to the Philippines. According to reports, the symptoms of the virus were noted in a 45-year old woman hailing from Iloilo of the central Philippines. This is the first case of the virus this 2016.
The United States will send military aircraft and naval vessels to within nautical 12 miles of reefs and islands where China is establishing military installations in the South China Sea as the maritime dispute continues to dominate relations between the two countries.
The United States has said it will increase the number and frequency of both military and humanitarian exercises in the South China Sea in an effort to send a message to China that its construction of artificial islands and military installations in the region will not be tolerated.
The Chinese government has reiterated in some of its strongest language yet that it will not back down from its controversial claims in the contested South China Sea.
The United States accused China of placing artillery on islands it is building in the South China Sea, as Japan and the European Union beseeched all parties involved in the complex showdown to let cooler heads prevail.
The Chinese Navy urged a US surveillance aircraft to leave the area as it patrolled over disputed territory in the South China Sea.
The citizens of Singapore are mourning the loss of their nation's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who died at the age of 91.
Singapore's first prime minister and founding father Lee Kuan Yew died Monday. He was 91.
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