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Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

Manila - Manila demanded an explanation Thursday after its ambassador to Kuwait was expelled, shocking Philippine authorities and deepening a diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers in the Gulf state.

Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

Balabag - The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.

Kuwait expels Philippine envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

Kuwait City - Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its own envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers.

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Balabag - Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch legal effort to halt the six-month closure.

Philippines police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Balabag - Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.

Philippines to deport Australian nun who angered Duterte

Manila - The Philippines on Wednesday ordered the deportation of an elderly Australian Catholic nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing her of engaging in illegal political activities outside of her missionary work.

Philippines' new police leader vows to pursue drug war

Manila - The newly named top police commander of the Philippines pledged Friday to keep up President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug war despite fresh international condemnation over the killings.

Confusion, blame game fuels Philippines vaccine scandal

Imus - Melinda Colite shakes with rage as she clutches a photo of her grandson, who she says died after getting the anti-dengue fever vaccine at the heart of a bitter scandal in the Philippines.

Philippines says wants to probe Facebook over data breach

Manila - The Philippine government said Friday it was investigating the breach of data of its citizens who use Facebook, after a massive leak of user information to British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

'I will arrest you' Philippines' Duterte tells ICC prosecutor

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Friday to arrest the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, who is probing his deadly drug war, telling her to stay away from the Philippines.

Duterte sorry for Hong Kong deaths in 2010 hostage crisis

Fpo - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday formally apologised over the deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists in a 2010 Manila hostage crisis that soured ties with the Chinese territory.

Trouble in Paradise: Tourism surge lashes Southeast Asia's beaches

Krabi - Hordes of tourists clamber across the white sand with selfie sticks as Thai park rangers wade into turquoise waters to direct boats charging into the cliff-ringed cove.

Philippines' Duterte urges 'fast-track' sacking of top judge

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday lawmakers must "fast-track" the impeachment of the nation's top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office.

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for six months

Manila - The Philippines is closing its best-known holiday island Boracay to tourists for up to six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a "cesspool" tainted by dumped sewage, authorities said on Thursday.

Netflix series shows 'necessary' Philippine drug war: director

Manila - The deadly drug war waged by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to be dramatised in the first Netflix series by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, who says the internationally-condemned crackdown is "necessary".

Philippines to close Boracay resort to tourists for six months

Manila - The Philippines has announced its best-known holiday island Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a "cesspool" tainted by dumped sewage.

Philippines' Duterte calls UN rights chief 'empty-headed'

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN human rights chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of the Philippine leader's deadly drug war.

Painful homecoming in Philippines' battle-torn Marawi

Marawi - After fleeing for their lives nearly a year ago, some residents of the battle-scarred Philippine city of Marawi were allowed back Sunday for the first time -- to dig through the rubble that was once their homes.

Filipinos celebrate Easter with crucifixion, flogging

San Fernando - Filipino zealots marked Good Friday with a bloody display of religious frenzy by having themselves nailed to crosses and whipping their backs raw in Asia's bastion of Catholicism.

Filipinos celebrate Easter with crucifixion, flogging

San Fernando - Filipino zealots marked Good Friday with a bloody display of religious frenzy by having themselves nailed to crosses and whipping their backs raw in Asia's bastion of Catholicism.

Philippine police shoot dead 13 as Duterte quits ICC

Manila - Philippine police said Thursday they had shot dead 13 drug suspects, just days after President Rodrigo Duterte moved to take the country out of the International Criminal Court over its inquiry into his deadly drug war.

Philippines' Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit the International Criminal Court, which is examining his deadly drug war.

Ten dead as Philippine plane crashes into house

Manila - Ten people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house just outside the Philippine capital on Saturday, police and aviation officials said.

Philippines tells UN it will quit International Criminal Court

Manila - The Philippines has given official notice to the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, which is probing President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, Manila said Friday.

Philippines moves to quit ICC: What does it mean?

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday a move towards quitting the International Criminal Court, which has launched a preliminary examination of his deadly drug war.

Philippines' Duterte moves to quit International Criminal Court

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he was pulling the Philippines out of the treaty underpinning the International Criminal Court, which is examining his deadly drug war.

Philippines' Duterte moves to quit International Criminal Court

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he was pulling the Philippines out of the treaty underpinning the International Criminal Court, which is examining his deadly drug war."I therefore declare and forthwith give notice...

Philippines seizes hundreds of smuggled animals

Manila - Authorities seized on Tuesday hundreds of exotic pets smuggled into the Philippines, which is a regional hub in the illicit animal trade.

Philippine president needs 'psychiatric evaluation': UN rights chief

Geneva - The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs "psychiatric evaluation".

Philippine president needs 'psychiatric evaluation': UN rights chief

Geneva - The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs "psychiatric evaluation".
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