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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military warns Muslim rebels to surrender

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 09:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga Soldiers and Muslim rebels continue to clash in the southern city of Zamboanga as the government in Manila seeks to end the conflict Philippine soldiers pursued heavily-armed Muslim rebels through the streets and homes of Zamboanga on Wednesday, warning they would be killed or captured unless they surrendered. About 200 members of the Moro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1312489/philippine-military-warns-muslim-rebels-surrender
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine ferry disaster death toll rises to 71

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Hopes fading of finding any more survivors The confirmed death toll from a ferry disaster in the Philippines rose to 71 on Wednesday as hopes faded for finding any more survivors of the tragedy, authorities said. Divers pulled out six more bodies from the interior of the sunken ferry while body parts were found on a small island nearby, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1298344/philippine-ferry-disaster-death-toll-rises-71
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine capital shuts down amid floods

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Torrential rains have forced closures in Manila Heavy rain in the Philippine capital of Manila forced all schools, government offices and the stock exchange to close on Monday, as waist-deep water flooded parts of the city. Rains from Tropical Storm Trami fell across the city of nearly more than 12 million people throughout the night and continued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297714/philippine-capital-shuts-down-amid-floods
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seven dead as heavy rains pummel flooded Philippines

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Monsoon rains have submerged more than half of capital Manila Flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila. Water engulfed entire homes and vehicles in large parts of the megacity of 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1298000/seven-dead-heavy-rains-pummel-flooded-philippines
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Oil leaks from submerged Philippine ferry

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 07:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Philippines says it is unable to stop fuel leaking Philippine authorities said on Sunday they were unable to stop fuel leaking from a ferry that sank, as oil spread to coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves more than five kilometres away. The St Thomas Aquinas ferry sank on Friday night after colliding with a cargo ship just outside the port ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297555/oil-leaks-submerged-philippine-ferry
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll hits 38 in Philippines ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 08:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Collision with cargo ship has also left more than 80 missing and oil leaking Philippine divers hauled bodies out of rough seas on Sunday in the grisly aftermath of a ferry disaster that claimed at least 38 lives, as oil leaked from the submerged vessel. Rescue efforts were focused throughout Sunday on more than 80 people missing and believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1297564/death-toll-hits-38-philippines-ferry-disaster
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine oil spill turns Manila Bay red

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay in the Philippines’ capital on Friday, posing potential health and environmental hazards, authorities said. A fuel tanker is suspected of having dumped half a million litres of diesel into the country’s busiest waterway on Thursday, said coast guard environmental protection chief Commodore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1295478/philippine-oil-spill-turns-manila-bay-red
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    37 missing after Philippine ferry sinks

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:35am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Thirty-seven people remain missing after a ferry sank in the central Philippines on Friday, the coastguard said. Of the 57 onboard, 20 have been rescued from the MV Lady of Mount Carmel ferry after it went down near the central island of Burias, coastguard operations officer Ensign Criselda Boroais said.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1260570/37-missing-after-philippine-ferry-sinks
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 01:55pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse Long nails were driven through the hands and feet of four men Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval. Foreign and local tourists flocked to the outskirts of the city of San Fernando, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1202482/philippines-marks-easter-bloody-mock-crucifixions
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino says he may try to change constitution so he can run again

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila President says he could seek to change constitution so he can run again Aquino may shoot for a second term Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship. The Philippine constitution restricts presidents to serving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573823/benigno-aquino-says-he-may-try-change-constitution-so-he-can-run-again

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