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Typhoon Saola claims 41 lives in Philippines


August 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 4 (IANS) Typhoon Saola that hit the Philippines earlier in the week has killed at least 41 people, Xinhua reported Saturday.As many as 35 people were injured while ... Read more...

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30 human skeletons found in Philippines


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 22 (IANS) Security forces in the Philippines Sunday unearthed 30 skeletal remains of people allegedly slain by rebels in a murderous purge of suspected military spies in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan donates $50,000 to Philippines


June 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 14 (IANS) The Philippines government has received a donation of $50,000 from Pakistan for reconstructing areas devastated by last year's tropical storm Washi, according to the country's foreign ... Read more...

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Over 180 trafficking victims rescued in Philippines


June 5th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 5 (IANS) At least 184 victims of human trafficking have been rescued by Philippine navy and air force personnel from a ship that was to take them to ... Read more...

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Soldier, two rebels killed in Philippines


May 13th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 13 (IANS) A soldier and two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a clash in Canlaon City in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental, a ... Read more...

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Vietnamese fishermen held in Philippines


April 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 25 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines Wednesday arrested 12 Vietnamese fishermen on charges of poaching endangered marine turtles and black coral in Philippine waters, Xinhua reported.The Philippine Coast ... Read more...

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Flashfloods displace 25,000 in the Philippines


February 20th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 20 (IANS) Nearly 25,000 people in southern Philippines have been displaced by flashfloods triggered by heavy rains, the authorities said Monday.The Lambayong township of Sultan Kudarat province and ... Read more...

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Mayor shot at in the Philippines


February 5th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 5 (IANS) A mayor of a Philippines town was Saturday shot at by motorcycle-borne gunmen, police said.Restituto Abad, mayor of Carranglan town, and his driver were wounded in ... Read more...

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50 dead in storm, floods in Philippines


December 17th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) Over 50 people are feared dead in overnight floods triggered by the tropical storm Washin in southern Philippines, officials said Saturday.Asked about the number of fatalities, ... Read more...

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Australian abducted in Philippines


December 6th, 2011 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 6 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen abducted a 53-year-old Australian national in the Philippines Monday night, an official said.The incident took place in Ipil town of Zamboanga Sibugay province, around ... Read more...

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Australian man shot dead in Philippines


November 12th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 12 (IANS) An official of an Australian mining company has been shot dead in the Philippines, police said Saturday.Rodgen Conejar, 57, died of multiple gunshot wounds after being ... Read more...

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Typhoon Nesat kills 31 in Philippines


September 28th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 28 (IANS) Typhoon Nesat that exited the Philippines Wednesday left at least 31 people dead, displaced over 60,000 families and damaged infrastructure and crops worth over $22 million, ... Read more...

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Quake jolts Philippines


August 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 30 (IANS) A magnitude-7 earthquake hit the Philippines Tuesday but no damage was reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.The quake occurred at 2.57 p.m. (0657 ... Read more...

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Three dead in rebel attack in southern Philippines


July 31st, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- At least three civilians were killed on Saturday when suspected communist rebels attacked a police station in southern Philippines, the military said.Two police officers were also injured after ... Read more...

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25 killed as tropical storm hits Philippines


July 27th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 27 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed after tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the Philippines Wednesday, officials said.At least 31 people were reported missing after the storm landed ... Read more...

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Four earthquakes hit Philippines


July 12th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 12 (IANS) Four earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 5 to 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Philippines early Tuesday, Xinhua reported.The tremblors hit Philippines' Negros Occidental province, with ... Read more...

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300 new species found in Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 1 (IANS) Around 300 new species of flora and fauna have been discovered in the Philippines by an expedition of foreign and national scientists, the Prensa Latina news ... Read more...

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At least 11 missing as tropical storm ‘Falcon’ hits Philippines


June 24th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A tornado struck the central region of the Philippines, while a strong whirlwind hit Quezon City in the north, as tropical storm 'Falcon' brings heavy rainfall throughout ... Read more...

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New Thai envoy vows to further enhance relations with the Philippines


April 29th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- The newly-designated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Prasas Prasasvinitchai of Thailand has assured Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III that he will do his best to further enhance relations ... Read more...

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Rebels kill eight in Philippines


April 4th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 4 (IANS) Philippine rebels have killed eight people and wounded three others in the country's southern Maguindanao province, Xinhua reported Monday.The victims were supporters of Maguindanao provincial governor, ... Read more...

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Volcano erupts in the Philippines


February 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 21 (IANS) A volcano erupted Monday in central Philippines with ash reaching as high as two km, authorities said.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) said a deafening noise ... Read more...

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Remote controlled bomb caused blast in Philippines


January 26th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 26 (IANS) A homemade remote-controlled bomb caused the huge explosion Tuesday in a passenger bus in a Philippine city, killing five people, an official said.The massive explosion took place in ... Read more...

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At least 4 people killed and 14 injured after bus bomb in Philippines


January 25th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least 4 people on Tuesday were killed and 14 others injured following a bomb which exploded inside a bus in the Metro manila area, the Philippines ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 40 in Philippines


January 12th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 12 (IANS) At least 40 people have been killed and over one million displaced in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central and southern Philippines, officials said ... Read more...

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Murdered vice mayor captures killer in photo in Philippines


January 5th, 2011 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A photograph on Tuesday was released by the family of Councilman Reynaldo Dagsa who was murdered one day before in Caloocan City in Philippines, the Philippine ... Read more...

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Quake jolts Philippines


December 17th, 2010 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rocked the southern Philippines early Friday, Xinhua reported.The quake, which struck at 4.03 a.m., was traced some 95 km northeast ... Read more...

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7th World Robot Olympiad kicks off in Philippines


November 7th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 6 (IANS) The 7th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) kicked off in Manila Saturday, attracting some 1,000 young contestants from over 30 countries, Xinhua reported. Philippines is hosting the event for ... Read more...

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At least 11 killed as Super Typhoon Megi hits the Philippines


October 19th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least 11 people have died after super typhoon Megi made landfall on Monday in the Philippines, but it is expected to exit the country on Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Student kills teacher over hairstyle tiff in Philippines


September 17th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 17 (DPA) A high school student in the Philippines Friday stabbed his teacher to death after being berated for having long hair in school, a police report said. Teacher Teodoro Sona, ... Read more...

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Newborn baby left in airplane bin in Philippines


September 12th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 12 (DPA) A newborn baby boy was found Sunday in a rubbish bag removed from a plane that landed in the Philippines from the Middle East, airport officials said. The baby ... Read more...

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Dismissed cop seizes tourist bus in Philippines


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 23 (DPA) A sacked police officer Monday seized a tourist bus in the Philippines with 22 Chinese nationals from Hong Kong and three Filipinos aboard, police said. Six of the Chinese ... Read more...

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Britain issues travel advisory to Philippines


August 8th, 2010 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Britain has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to the Philippines, citing high threat of terror attacks in the country's southern region. The British embassy to the Philippines issued ... Read more...

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Quake hits Philippines


July 29th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 29 (IANS) A strong undersea tremor hit southern Philippines Thursday but no tsunami alert was issued, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The 6.4-magnitude quake, which occurred around 3:31 p.m. ... Read more...

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Four dead as Typhoon Conson batters Philippines


July 14th, 2010 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 14 (DPA) At least four people were killed and 19 others went missing as a powerful typhoon battered the northern and eastern Philippines, officials said Wednesday. Typhoon Conson made landfall late ... Read more...

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Militants kill three hostages in Philippines


June 12th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 12 (IANS) Gunmen of the Abu Sayyaf militant group have executed three civilians in the Philippines, the military said Saturday. The execution came just nine days after the militant group led ... Read more...

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