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H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Mutates (AP Photo/ CDC, C.S. Goldsmith, T. Rowe / MANILA BULLETIN)

H7N9 bird flu virus mutates

By Philippine News Agency The Chinese authorities reported the first genetic mutation of the H7N9 bird flu virus, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention…

Handout photo released by the Colombian Presidency's press office showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) speaking with FARC-EP leftist guerrillas commander Ivan Marquez during his visit to a Transitional Standardization Zone in La Carmelita, Puerto Asis municipality, Putumayo department, Colombia on February 20, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY / MANILA BULLETIN)

Colombia FARC rebels to start disarmament process

By Reuters Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels can begin surrendering their weapons to the United Nations now that almost 7,000 of them have reached designated demobilization…



Flood-affected residents use a rubber boat in an inundated neighbourhood in Jakarta on February 21, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / STR / MANILA BULLETIN)

Widespread flooding hits Indonesian capital

By Agence France-Presse Jakarta was hit by widespread flooding on Tuesday after hours of torrential rain, with thousands of homes inundated, cars stranded and people…

Nepal flag (Flickr / MANILA BULLETIN)

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

By Agence France-Presse Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades in May, the government has announced, a key moment in the country's…