Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.

An amphibious assault vehicle hits the beach during an amphibious landing exercise on a beach at San Antonio in Zambales province on April 21, 2015, as part of annual Philippine-US joint maneuvers some 220 kilometres (137 miles) east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. The Philippines voiced alarm April 20 about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBETED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images
An amphibious assault vehicle hits the beach during an amphibious landing exercise on a beach at San Antonio in Zambales province on April 21, 2015, as part of annual Philippine-US joint maneuvers some 220 kilometres (137 miles) east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. The Philippines voiced alarm April 20 about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBETED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

    JUST WATCHED

    Philippines, U.S. insist drills not directed at China

MUST WATCH

Philippines, U.S. insist drills not directed at China

Tensions are rising around the South China Sea as the Philippines and its American allies carry out war drills. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.

Philippines, U.S. insist drills not directed at China

Tensions are rising around the South China Sea as the Philippines and its American allies carry out war drills. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.