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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Divers recover body of top Philippine politician

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 02:17pm by AFP

    ... Aquino, and his life and death should serve as an inspiration to everyone,” vice mayor Cadiz said. ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll in Philippine assault on militants rises to 26

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga, Philippines The Philippines’ military said Thursday the death toll from an assault against Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants had risen to 26, with one ... against the group feared for its kidnapping raids. Most of the deaths came on Tuesday amid fierce fighting after marines overran a camp on the heavily forested island the previous day. Dozens ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police doctoring number of media deaths, says journalists’ union

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:19pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Killings only included if they are considered 'work related', drastically lowering official toll Police doctoringnumber of media deaths, says union The killing of Filipino journalists continues unabated despite an international outcry, journalists and human rights groups say. They say 26 journalists have lost their lives since President Benigno ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines arrests Muslim rebel over killing of US troops

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Philippine security forces have arrested a Muslim rebel responsible for the death of two US servicemen in a September 2009 roadside bombing on the remote southern island of Jolo, a police general said on Monday. Jolo is the hotbed of Muslim rebels and al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militants. Dozens of US troops are still deployed there to train and advise Filipino ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll from Philippines storm rises to 40

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The death toll from the first storm to batter the disaster-prone Philippines this year has climbed to 40, officials said on Sunday, as forecasters warned more heavy rain was on its way. “Lingling”- a tropical depression- has wreaked havoc across the southern island of Mindanao, affecting more than 580,000 people, 161,000 of whom have been ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines typhoon death toll tops 6,000, hundreds still missing

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 06:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... islands, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council put the official death toll at 6,009, making it the Philippines’ deadliest recorded typhoon. The council said it is still ... or unaccounted for continues to rise steadily. On November 23, more than two weeks after the storm struck, officials put the death toll at 5,235 and listed 1,613 people as still missing. The latest ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine typhoon death toll surpasses 5,200

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The death toll rose sharply on Friday after officials reported body counts from communities outside the worst-hit areas The number of people confirmed killed when a super typhoon devastated the Philippines surpassed 5,200 on Friday, the government said, making it one of the country’s deadliest natural disasters. The official death toll from ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines raises typhoon death toll to 3,621

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 06:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines raised its official death toll from a super typhoon to 3,621 on Friday, but it was still below a UN estimate that has caused friction between ... are ongoing and we will see if there are more dead bodies (underneath the debris).” Earlier on Friday, confusion deepened when the Philippines agency disputed UN death toll figures, and officials said ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll in Philippine earthquake nears 200

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The death toll from a killer quake in the central Philippines is likely to approach 200 as rescue teams focused on finding dead bodies buried under landslides and fallen structures, an official said on Sunday. A total of 185 deaths have been confirmed so far from the 7.1 quake that shook the tourist island of Bohol on Tuesday, toppling bridges, ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine quake death toll rises to 172

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tagbilaran The death toll from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 172 on Friday as authorities warned it would probably climb ... alive,” he said. “Some are believed buried under landslides, some are under fallen structures. We will likely get more reports of deaths,” he said. Bohol, an island of about a million people ...




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