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11 February, 2017 9:39 AM Earthquake In Southern Philippines Kills 4, Damages Infrastructure

MANILA: Four people died and more than 100 were injured after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines late Friday, damaging some structures and cutting power in many areas, local officials said. The 6.7 earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km and the epicentre was about 13 km east of the city of Surigao, the U.S. Geological 69

4 January, 2017 8:51 AM More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

KIDAPAWAN (Philippines): More than 150 inmates of a southern Philippine jail escaped when suspected Muslim rebels stormed the dilapidated facility in a pre-dawn raid on Wednesday, killing one guard, authorities said. The attack added to a long history of daring jailbreaks in the strife-torn south, home to a decades-old Muslim separatist insurgency as well as extremist 140

4 December, 2016 2:31 AM China Blasts 'Petty' Taiwan Call With Trump

Beijing: On Friday, President Xi Jinping told Henry Kissinger that he hoped for "stability" in U.S.-China ties under the new administration. Nobody told Donald Trump. The president-elect broke with four decades of diplomatic practice by talking on the phone Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a breach of protocol that could disrupt U.S.-China 215

30 September, 2016 10:25 AM Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte

Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte Manila: Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months 146

3 September, 2016 5:38 AM President Philippine Declares 'State Of Lawlessness' After Blast Kills 14

Manila: Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Saturday a "state of lawlessness" in the country after an explosion in a market killed 14 people in his home city of Davao while he was on a regular weekend visit there. Manila Duterte, who ran Davao for more than two decades as its crime-busting mayor, said the explosion late on Friday outside 175

3 September, 2016 12:45 AM 12 killed, dozens injured in explosion in Philippine market

The incident took place at a street market outside the high-end Marco Polo hotel in Davao, in the southern Philippines. An explosion at a packed night market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least 12 people on Friday and wounded dozens more, officials said, but the cause of the blast was not immediately clear. The blast 393

15 December, 2015 4:52 AM Millions without power, three dead as Typhoon Melor hits Philippines

Typhoon Melor carved through the central Philippines today bringing heavy rain and strong winds that left millions without power and at least three people dead, officials said. One person died of hypothermia while two others drowned in floods in the poor fishing town of Catarman in Northern Samar province in the Visayas region south of Manila, municipal 36

12 October, 2015 4:24 PM Malaysia probes report of possible MH370 debris in Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has sought assistance from Philippine police to probe a report that an aircraft wreckage with a Malaysian flag was found in the jungles of a remote island in the Philippines with possible links to MH370 plane which vanished last year with 239 people on board. Malaysian police Inspector-General Khalid Abu Bakar said that they were seeking 8

15 April, 2015 10:06 AM Philippine rebel leader behind deadly rampage dies: Military

Manila: A Muslim separatist rebel leader who sacked a string of southern Philippine towns in 2008, leaving about 400 dead and more than half a million homeless, is dead, the military said Wednesday. Ameril Umbra Kato formed the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and led the rampage after splitting from the nation`s main rebel group, the Moro Islamic 50

6 August, 2014 7:02 AM Philippine Peace Deal in Jeopardy as Muslim Rebels Cry Foul

Manila: An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule for the war-torn region. The two sides, who signed the deal in March to end nearly five decades of conflict, are holding urgent talks this week to try to iron out the unexpected 16