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Iranian beauty queen wins asylum in Philippines

Manila - An Iranian beauty queen sought by Tehran on criminal charges has been granted political asylum in the Philippines, an official said Friday, ending a three-week standoff at Manila airport.

Philippine drug war critic vows end to 'senseless' killing

Manila - The vocal critic that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named to a lead role in his deadly drug war called on Friday for revamping the crackdown and ending its "senseless" killing.

Toll in Philippine quakes climbs to 21

Manila - The death toll in two powerful quakes that struck the southern Philippines in the past week has risen to 21, authorities said Sunday, as survivors struggled to access food and water.The 6.6-magnitude and 6.

Third deadly quake in weeks hits south Philippines

Manila - A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday, killing at least four people and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previous deadly tremors in recent weeks. The 6.

New powerful quake hits South Philippines

Manila - A powerful quake struck in the southern Philippines on Thursday sending people fleeing from homes, schools and malls, with initial reports of damage to some buildings.The 6.

Strong quake kills two in south Philippines

Manila - A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, crushing two people under debris, cracking buildings and injuring dozens in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.

Strong quake hits south Philippines, injuries reported

Manila - A 6.6-magnitude quake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, authorities said, causing injuries and damaging buildings in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.

Philippines' Duterte cuts short Japan trip in 'unbearable pain'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, suffering from "unbearable pain" in his spine after a motorcycle accident, is cutting short a trip to Japan, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Philippines' Duterte hurt in motorycle crash

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday.

One dead as strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila - A child was killed in a strong 6.4-magnitude quake that hit the southern Philippines on Wednesday, a local mayor said, as houses collapsed, power was knocked out and a shopping mall burst into flames.

Philippines' Duterte reveals new health problem

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has disclosed that he suffers from an autoimmune disease that can potentially have serious complications, the latest condition for a leader whose health has been subject to speculation.

Spokesman defends dishevelled Duterte as 'very hygienic'

Moscow - President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman on Thursday defended the Philippine leader as "very hygienic" and nice-smelling after he was mocked on social media for looking dishevelled in a meeting with the Russian prime minister.

Philippines launches vaccine campaign as 2nd polio case emerges

Manila - The Philippines Friday launched a programme to immunise millions of children from polio after the Asian nation was hit by its first outbreak of the crippling disease in nearly two decades.

Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

Manila - The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal.

Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

Manila - Coastguard sailors who opened fire on a Taiwanese fisherman in Philippine waters were convicted Wednesday of his 2013 killing, which strained ties between the historically friendly neighbours.

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

Manila - A new documentary that takes a fiercely critical look at the Philippine government's deadly drug crackdown has come under attack, with President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Tuesday slamming it as "propaganda" aimed at gullible foreign viewers.

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

Nha Trang - Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia -- dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.

Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances

Manila - Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city's hospitals, medics warn.

Muslim rebels hand over guns in Philippines peace deal

Sultan Kudarat - Muslim rebels in the mainly Catholic Philippines began handing over their guns to independent foreign monitors Saturday, as part of a treaty aimed at ending a decades-long separatist insurgency that has left about 150,000 people dead.

Iran seizes boat in Strait of Hormuz, arrests Filipinos: report

Tehran - Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a "fuel-smuggling ring" in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

US woman accused of trafficking 'baby in bag' at Manila airport

Manila - Philippine authorities have charged an American woman with trying to smuggle a six-day-old infant out of the country in a bag she wore around her waist as she tried to board a flight out of the country.

Top Philippine court refuses to legalise gay marriage

Manila - A landmark case to legalise gay marriage was rejected by the Philippines' highest court on Tuesday, but LGBT advocates in the deeply Catholic nation vowed to push their battle in the legislature.

Beijing refuses to 'budge' on South China Sea: Philippines

Bejing - Beijing told visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that its position on the South China Sea was not up for negotiation, a spokesman for the leader said Friday.

Three dead, over 240 rescued after Philippine ferry blaze

Manila - Three people were killed and over 240 plucked to safety in the southern Philippines Wednesday after a fire tore through a crowded ferry, authorities said, as rescuers hunted for more survivors.

Gina Lopez, foe of Philippine mining industry, dies at 65

Manila - Former Philippine environment minister Gina Lopez, who led a high-profile fight against the nation's powerful mining industry, died Monday aged 65, her family's media company announced.

Philippine boy eaten by croc in latest attack

Manila - A boy was killed after being snatched from a boat by a saltwater crocodile in the southern Philippines, as the reptiles' shrinking habitat leads to repeated attacks, authorities said Wednesday.

Israel deports Filipina worker, Israeli-born son

Jerusalem - Israel has deported a Filipina migrant worker and her Israeli-born teenage son who has never set foot in the Philippines, after 11th hour legal appeals failed, a rights group and authorities said Tuesday.

Born in Israel, hundreds of Filipino children risk expulsion

Apo - In the heat of the summer, Sivan Noel and her sister Michal say they rarely venture outside of their family's small, basement apartment in Tel Aviv.

Philippine military warns on Chinese investment in key islands

Manila - The Philippine military on Tuesday warned plans by President Rodrigo Duterte's government to allow Chinese investors to develop three tiny but strategic islands could "compromise" Manila's security.

8chan founder hopes El Paso shooting 'final nail in coffin'

Manila - The American creator of the 8chan website linked to deadly US mass shootings said Tuesday he hoped the El Paso carnage would be the "final nail in the coffin" for the forum, which he accused of harbouring "domestic terrorists".
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