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Refugee urges Canada to take in others who sheltered Snowden

Montr - A woman granted asylum in Canada after sheltering Edward Snowden urged Ottawa on the first day of her new life Tuesday to take in five others who helped the fugitive former US government contractor and are facing deportation from Hong Kong.

Refugee urges Canada to take in others who sheltered Snowden

Montr - A woman granted asylum in Canada after sheltering Edward Snowden urged Ottawa on Tuesday to take in five others who helped the fugitive former US government contractor and are facing deportation from Hong Kong.

Canada grants asylum to woman who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Toronto - A woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs arrived Monday in Canada with her daughter, where they were granted asylum."Now me and Keana are permanent residents in Canada.

Canada grants asylum to woman who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

Ottawa - Canada has granted asylum to a woman who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed US global surveillance programs, a refugee rights association said Monday.

'We need to eat': Philippine boy's struggle to feed his family

Manila - Reymark Cavesirano, 13, leaves before dawn each weekend day on a perilous trip out into Manila Bay to make enough to feed his family, one of millions of deeply poor Filipinos who face a daily struggle for survival.

Philippines set to leave ICC over drug war inquiry

Manila - The Philippines is poised to officially quit the International Criminal Court on Sunday, though the beleaguered tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of possible crimes in the government's deadly drug war.

Sudan's Bashir says Port Sudan terminal deal under review

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Friday said that a deal to transfer the container terminal at Port Sudan to a Philippines company is under review after workers held a strike against the contract.

Thousands march against Duterte on International Women's Day

Manila - Thousands of women took to the streets of Manila Friday in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny as an exhibition marking International Women's Day exhibited the clothes of Philippine rape victims.

Malaysian PM warns Philippines against foreigner influx

Manila - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could "disturb the political equations" as President Rodrigo Duterte's Beijing pivot sparks an influx of Chinese workers.

Man charged for streaming Philippines child rape videos

Strasbourg - A man has been charged with ordering videos of rapes and sexual assaults, some of them on children, broadcast live from the Philippines, a French prosecutor said on Saturday.

Philippines to charge Sanofi officials over dengue vaccination deaths

Manila - The Philippine government said Friday it would file criminal charges against six officials of the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur over the deaths of children injected with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine.

US vows Philippines defence if attacked in China-claimed sea

Manila - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday vowed to defend the Philippines against "armed attack" in the disputed South China Sea, in Washington's starkest warning yet against Chinese claims to most of the strategic waterway.

Philippines' Duterte backs smacking kids, vetoes ban

Manila - A draft law that would have made it illegal for parents to smack their children in the Philippines has been vetoed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the presidential palace said Thursday.

Fighter to minister: Philippine Muslim rebel's new 'struggle'

Manila - Murad Ebrahim's life as the Philippines' top Muslim rebel led him into fierce jungle combat and to meet with Osama bin Laden, but a very different challenge now awaits him: governing.

Pompeo to visit Philippines amid China flirtation

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel next week to the Philippines, the State Department said Friday, as the former US colony increasingly flirts with regional giant China.

Rebels named leaders of Philippine Muslim territory

Manila - The Philippines on Friday handed over the reins of a new Muslim-led territory to rebel leaders who waged a decades-long fight for autonomy, but are now tasked with securing peace and prosperity.

'Tinnie terrorists' jailed in Australia for Philippines boat plot

Sydney - Four Australians with almost no seafaring experience were jailed on Friday for hatching a "foredoomed" plot to sail a boat to the southern Philippines and overthrow the local government.

Port Sudan workers strike over terminal transfer deal

Khartoum - Hundreds of workers in Port Sudan are continuing a days-long strike against the transfer of its vital container terminal to a Philippine company, a union leader said Thursday.

Key rebel stronghold left out of Philippines' Muslim territory

Manila - Dozens of communities won approval to join a new Muslim-led territory in the Philippines' south, results showed Thursday, yet the exclusion of a key rebel stronghold raised concerns about the peace process in the restive region.

Philippines journalist and Duterte critic Ressa freed on bail

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail on Thursday following an arrest that sparked international censure and allegations she is being targeted over her news site's criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines arrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested at her Manila office on Wednesday in what press freedom advocates branded an act of "persecution".

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office on Wednesday in what rights advocates called an act of "persecution".

Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist

Manila - Philippine prosecutors said Wednesday they will file a libel charge carrying up to 12 years in prison against journalist Maria Ressa, who leads a news website that has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

Grenade attack kills two at southern Philippines mosque

Manila - A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral bombing and a vote backing Muslim self-rule in the region.

'French Spiderman' arrested after scaling Manila skyscraper

Manila - French urban freeclimber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila's tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent.

Islamist militants prime suspects in Philippine cathedral bombing

Manila - Investigators probing the Catholic cathedral bombing that killed 21 people in the Philippines' restive south said Monday a group tied to notorious Islamist Abu Sayyaf is the prime suspect.

Twin bomb attacks on Philippine church kills at least 18

Jolo - At least 18 people were killed Sunday when a double bomb attack hit a Catholic church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said, days after voters backed expanded Muslim self-rule in the region.

17 dead as twin bombing hits southern Philippine church

Manila - At least 17 people were killed as two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said Sunday, just days after a regional vote for a new Muslim autonomous region.

Muslim self-rule backed in Philippines' troubled south

Manila - Voters have decisively approved a new Muslim-led region in the Philippines' south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting killed thousands and mired the area in poverty.

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

Cotabato - A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated Monday with a vote on giving the nation's Muslim minority greater control over the region.
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