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Dane joins in Philippines' bloody Easter crucifixions

- A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers.
In the Media by AFP

Philippine fishermen demand bounty for crocodile

Davao - Fishermen in the southern Philippines are demanding a reward for a crocodile they said they caught accidentally, but officials insisted Sunday they would not pay for the reptile.
In the Media by AFP

Filipino paramedic dies of MERS in UAE

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates announced Friday that one of six Filipino paramedics in the UAE who have been infected by the MERS coronavirus has died from the respiratory disease.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. removes Philippines from air safety blacklist

Manila - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United States.
In the Media by AFP

Women of Philippine slum welcome birth control victory

Manila - Single mother Christina Bantasan clutched her baby in the shadows of a sprawling Philippine slum, wishing that a controversial birth control law had come earlier so she could have planned her future better.
In the Media by Mynardo Macaraig (AFP)

Singapore pulls 'cringe-worthy' tourism video from YouTube

Singapore - Singapore's tourism board has been forced to remove a YouTube video designed to promote the city-state to the Philippine market, after it was derided as "so bad it will go viral".
In the Media by AFP

Philippine Supreme Court approves birth control law

Manila - The Philippines' highest court approved Tuesday a controversial birth control law that supporters said would transform the lives of millions of poor Filipinos, despite bitter opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
In the Media by AFP

Italian diplomat accused of child sex trafficking in Philippines

Laguna - Police in the Philippines have arrested an Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found with three young boys at a resort.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Malaysia kidnappers telephone Chinese victim's family

Kuala Lumpur - Kidnappers holding a Chinese tourist who was abducted from a resort on Malaysia's Borneo island have made a phone call to her family in China, a senior security official said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

India-backed group wins $389 mn Philippine airport project

Manila - A consortium that includes India's GMR Group has won a 17.52-billion-peso ($389.33-million) contract to upgrade the passenger terminal of the Philippines' second airport, the Filipino government said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP
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