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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine troops kill seven rebels after hostage crisis

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 08:29pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Philippine troops killed seven more Muslim rebels in gunbattles in the coastal outskirts of a southern city they were clearing of bodies, bombs, weapons and possible booby traps following a three-week standoff with insurgents who held scores of people hostage, officials said on Sunday. Army troops and special police forces killed six Moro National ...

  2. 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 ... on Monday morning. Schools in provinces outside of Manila were also closed, a government statement said, as the heavy rain pounded a large area of the main island of Luzon. The statement said all ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ... was drifting toward the mouth of the bay on Friday, Garcia said. About 20 kilometres (12 miles) of coastline near the capital Manila has been affected, he added. Asis Perez, head of the fisheries ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines say increase in US troops will not be permanent

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila China has criticised the Philippines for escalating territorial disputes Philippine officials said on Monday they will make sure that an increased presence of US ... Philippine and US officials will open talks on Wednesday in Manila on an accord to increase rotations of American troops, said chief government negotiator Carlos Sorreta. Hundreds of American troops ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine army kills eight rebels after villagers complain of abuse

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 02:21pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... guerrillas in Sorsogon province southeast of Manila, said military public affairs chief Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala. He said that the troops suffered no casualties. According to Zagala, residents ...

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    Suspected Philippine militant killed by own bomb

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 05:21pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... as part of a terrorist plot or an extortion attempt on one of the business establishments in Lamitan or Isabela city, the provincial capital about 550 miles (880 kilometres) south of Manila ...

  9. News - China

    Japan says it will help Philippines amid China sea row

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 04:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Japan pledged on Thursday to help the Philippines defend its “remote islands”, as both governments expressed concern over China’s robust moves to stake its ... China Sea were discussed during top-level talks in Manila. “We agreed that we will further co-operate in terms of the defence of remote islands... the defence of territorial seas as well ...

  10. News - Asia

    Philippines asks China to spare Filipino drug convict from execution

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 03:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Filipino woman facing execution for trafficking 12 kilograms of heroin into China The Philippines said it had appealed Thursday to China to spare the life of a 35-year-old Filipina woman who had been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, but she was expected to be killed within days. The woman was one of two Filipinos arrested for smuggling over 12 ...




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