Photos issued by the regional police showed debris scattered near the church’s entrance. Photo: Philippines National Police

20 dead, 71 wounded as twin blasts target cathedral in southern Philippines

  • The first bomb went off at the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital, followed by a second blast outside as government forces responded
  • The island is a base of the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf, which is blamed for the worst terror attacks in the nation’s history
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Photos issued by the regional police showed debris scattered near the church’s entrance. Photo: Philippines National Police
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Philippine government troops on armoured vehicles conduct a patrol in Jolo town a day after Monday’s referendum was held. Photo: EPA

Voters give a big ‘aye’ to Muslim self-rule in Philippines’ troubled south

  • Referendum results will pave the way for Moro Islamic Liberation Front to assume power
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Philippine government troops on armoured vehicles conduct a patrol in Jolo town a day after Monday’s referendum was held. Photo: EPA
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