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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 ...

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    Dead whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 11:07am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish’s traditional feeding grounds, ... following food that’s why it came into the bay,” he added. In 2009, he said a dead whale shark about the same size was found at a busy wharf on Manila Bay. Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    600,000 still homeless after Philippine floods

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila An estimated 600,000 people in the Philippines remained at temporary shelters or with relatives on Friday after days of heavy rain that killed 20, officials said. A day after floods ebbed in the capital Manila, stagnant pools of water and high tides in coastal areas prolonged the misery in the central Luzon plains to the north, civil defence ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Philippines launches offensive on rebel group

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 03:34pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippine military launched an offensive on Saturday against a breakaway Muslim rebel group that opposes a peace deal and has claimed responsibility for a recent bomb attack that wounded seven soldiers in the country’s volatile south. There was “intense fighting” early on Saturday between soldiers and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement ...

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    Philippine troops kill 7 communist rebels in clash

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 02:35pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippine military says government forces have killed seven communist rebels in the latest blow to the insurgents who have suffered battle losses in recent clashes. Army brigade commander Colonel Henry Sabare says troops backed by police were checking reports about armed men in a village in northern Tarlac province late Tuesday when they were fired ...




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