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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Twenty die during fresh unrest in the southern Philippines

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Twenty people died in a single day in the southern Philippines following a fresh outbreak of unrest in the strife-torn region, officials said on Saturday. The military earlier said that 15 people were killed on Friday after heavy fighting between government forces and al-Qaeda-linked militants in the jungle region, where various Muslim extremist ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines urges its nationals out of Libya after beheading, rape

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila tells its citizens to leave Libya following atrocities that have seen a domestic worker raped and a building worker beheaded The Philippines renewed calls for thousands of its nationals to leave Libya on Thursday after a Filipina nurse was abducted and gang-raped, and a Filipino construction worker was beheaded. The foreign department ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...


    Philippines files fourth protest over China reef ‘reclamation’ in disputed territory

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila files fourth protest in three months over alleged land reclamation by Beijing in the disputed Spratly Islands territory of the South China Sea The Philippines said on Saturday it had filed a protest with Beijing over its alleged reclaiming of land on a disputed South China Sea reef, the fourth such complaint in three months. The new protest over ...


    South Korea to donate warship to Philippines amid marine tensions with China

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Seoul has confirmed it will donate a warship to the Philippines as tensions rise over conflicting claims to marine territory in the South China Sea South Korea will donate a corvette warship to the poorly-equipped Philippine navy amid growing tensions – particularly with China – over maritime territorial disputes in the region, the government ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Macau cracks down on Philippine fliers with ‘amulets’

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 09:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Rising numbers of Philippine visitors are being arrested and deported by Macau for carrying amulets and lucky charms made of bullets, the foreign department said on Friday. “The consulate has noticed an increase in the number of cases where Filipino nationals were apprehended... in Macau SAR’s ports of entry because they had bullet amulets ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines launches US$8b plan to rebuild lives shattered by Haiyan

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Appeal for foreign and private-sector aid to help homeless, and strengthen defences The Philippine government launched an US$8.17 billion plan on Wednesday to rebuild the lives of millions battered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. President Benigno Aquino appealed for international assistance and private sector pledges to help his government rehabilitate ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    John Kerry promises US aid to help Philippines protect maritime borders

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 05:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Manila to discuss expansion of US military presence Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for a two-day trip that could fast-track a deal on expanding the US military presence as a territorial dispute simmers with China. Kerry flew to Manila as the two allies are in the final ...



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