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Biju comes home from the forests of Philippines


August 19th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 19 (IANS) It was a homecoming for 36-year-old K.V. Biju, who was held hostage in the forests of southern Philippines for over a year by the Abu Sayyaf ... Read more...

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90 die in Philippines floods


August 13th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 90 people were killed and four went missing in the Philippines as a result of floods caused by heavy torrential rains that affected more ... Read more...

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Indian who dodged Philippine rebels to return by Tuesday


August 11th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 11 (IANS) K.V. Biju, who managed to escape from the clutches of Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and who is now safe in Sulu in that country ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in Philippines escapes, to return home (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Friday said an Indian from Kerala, who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines in June 2011 and was ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in Philippines set free


August 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) An Indian from Kerala, who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines last year and was believed to have been killed, ... Read more...

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Southern Philippine rebels clash and kill 12 soldiers


July 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least twelve soldiers and five rebels were confirmed dead after clashes broke out in southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.Fighting broke out at around 7:30 a.m. ... 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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Top Philippine rebel captured


March 14th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Manila, March 14 (IANS) A top leader of the Abu Sayyaf militant group has been captured in southern Philippines, police said Wednesday.Jeri Jeheron, alias "Black Tungkang", was arrested Tuesday in ... Read more...

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Three killed in Philippines jail gunfight


February 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 15 others injured after dozens of gunmen attacked a jail in southern Philippines to free a prisoner, police said ... Read more...

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45 missing as Philippines boat capsizes


February 14th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 14 (IANS) A sea vessel carrying at least 45 passengers capsized Monday in southern Philippines, said police.According to Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Reynaldo Rafal, the vessel ... Read more...

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Philippine rat fever toll reaches 15


January 5th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 5 (IANS) At least 15 people have died in the Philippines of rat fever that causes high fever, internal bleeding and organ failure, health officials said Thursday.Authorities declared ... Read more...

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Toll in Philippines tropical storm rises to 1,236


December 25th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 25 (IANS) The toll in the Philippines tropical storm that hit Mindanao and the central region of Visayas 10 days ago, causing massive rains and flooding, rose to ... Read more...

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170 dead in typhoon in Philippines (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 170 people have died and hundreds of others are missing after tropical storm Washin Saturday struck southern Philippines, officials said.The storm caused massive ... 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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Two Indians gunned down in Philippines


November 16th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Davao City (Philippines), Nov 16 (IANS) Two Indian moneylenders were fatally shot in southern Philippines as they were about to leave a trading firm, police said. Manjeet Singh, 27, and Sukhinder ... Read more...

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31 injured in Philippines quake


November 8th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Davao City (Philippines), Nov 8 (IANS) At least 31 people were injured and more than 80 houses destroyed after a magnitude 5.2 quake hit parts of southern Philippines late Monday, ... 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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Indonesia sends police to confirm Bali bomb terrorist arrest in Pakistan


March 30th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Indonesia announced on Wednesday that a police team has been deployed to Pakistan to review the arrest of Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek, who is ... 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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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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All Saints Day Celebration In Philippines Was Marked With Heavy Security


November 1st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Halloweens has come to an end, but the festive spirit has not. The believers of Halloween are now set to celebrate "All Saints Day" on November ... 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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Philippines Earthquake Leaves No One Injured And Dead


July 24th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Philippines, July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today as many as six earthquakes hit the Moro Gulf of Mindanao Island located in southern Philippines and these were succeeded by another quake that ... Read more...

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Terror group trying to recruit youths for jihad abroad


June 15th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (ANI): The Jemaah Islamiah (JI), a South East Asian militant Islamic organization dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah (Islamic State) in Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Philippines, Singapore ... 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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Magnitude 6 quake hits Philippines, no losses reported


May 31st, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hit the Philippines Monday, but there was no report of any casualty or damage, the US Geological Service said. The quake ... Read more...

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Strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocks southern Philippines


May 31st, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake rattled southern Philippines on Monday, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 6.0-magnitude earthquake at 6.16 p.m. local time was centered ... Read more...

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11 killed in militant attack in Philippines (Lead)


February 27th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (The Philippines), Feb 27 (DPA) At least 11 people including 10 civilians were killed and several injured Saturday when Muslim militants attacked a village in southern Philippines, a provincial police ... Read more...

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Militants kill 13 in Philippines


February 27th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (The Philippines) Feb 27 (DPA) Thirteen people were killed and several injured Saturday when Muslim militants attacked a village in southern Philippines, a provincial police chief said. About 70 Muslim Abu ... Read more...

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Philippines claims major victory over militant group


February 22nd, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 22 (IANS) The Philippine government said Monday it achieved an important victory over an Al Qaeda-linked militant group after the death of a top leader of the outfit in an ... Read more...

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Philippine air force plane crashes, 8 dead


January 28th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 28 (DPA) Eight people were killed Thursday when an air force plane crashed in a residential area in the southern Philippines, officials said. Lieutenant General Raymundo Ferrer, a regional military commander, ... Read more...

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U.S. State Department issues travel alert for those traveling to Malaysia


January 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert Saturday for those traveling to Malaysia.The State Department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to eastern Sabah, ... Read more...

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Two killed, 31 escape in jailbreak in Philippines


December 13th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 13 (DPA) Suspected Muslim rebels Sunday attacked a jail in the southern Philippines, freeing 31 prisoners in a pre-dawn raid that left two people dead, officials said. The escaped detainees included ... Read more...

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Gunmen seize at least 65 people in Philippines


December 10th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 10 (DPA) A group of armed men Thursday seized at least 65 people, mostly school children, in the southern Philippines, the military and police said. Chief Superintendent Lino Calingasan said about ... Read more...

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Supporters rally for family accused of Philippine massacre


November 29th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shariff Aguak (Philippines), Nov 29 (DPA) Thousands of people Sunday rallied in support of a prominent political family in the southern Philippines accused of masterminding the massacre of 57 people allegedly committed ... Read more...

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