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Philippine typhoon death toll nears 100, new storm brings rains

Manila - The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94 -- with six missing -- as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Philippines typhoon toll soars as new storm threatens

Manila - The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days on Saturday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Millions in Philippines without power after typhoon

Manila - Millions of people in the Philippines endured a second sweltering day without power on Thursday after a ferocious typhoon paralysed the capital and wrecked flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 40 lives.
In the Media by Cecil Morella (AFP)

Typhoon shuts down Philippine capital, kills 11

Manila - The first typhoon of the Philippines' brutal rainy season shut down the nation's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people across the country and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate.
In the Media by Mynardo Macaraig (AFP)

Three missing, thousands flee as typhoon hits Philippines

Manila - Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines hunkered down in evacuation centres while three people were reported missing Tuesday as a typhoon pounded its eastern coast amid warnings of giant storm surges and heavy floods.
In the Media by AFP

Gunmen attack diving resort on Malaysia's Borneo island

Kuala Lumpur - A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hotspot, a security official said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese fish farmer freed after Malaysia kidnapping

Kuala Lumpur - A Chinese fish farm manager who was kidnapped in May has been released amid a spate of abductions in Malaysia by gunmen based in the southern Philippines, police said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

Manila - Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia's bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Reporter from Philippines wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize

Manila - Multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in her native Philippines, AFP announced Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Security alert in Philippines over terror threat

Manila - The Philippines stepped up security at key installations and all public areas in parts of the country's volatile south on Sunday following a terror threat, police said.
In the Media by AFP

17 killed in Philippine clashes with militants including 7 troops

Zamboanga - In Sulu province in the southern island of Mindanao Philippine security forces clashed with Abu Sayyaf insurgents resulting in 10 rebels and seven troops being killed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Philippines seeks speedy UN ruling on China sea dispute

Manila - The Philippines said Thursday it would ask a UN tribunal to speed up its appeal to declare China's expansive claims to the South China Sea invalid.
In the Media by AFP

Philippines protests over Chinese reef 'reclamation'

Manila - The Philippines said on Saturday it had filed a protest with Beijing for reclaiming land on a disputed South China Sea reef, the fourth such complaint in three months.
In the Media by AFP

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Fire kills six typhoon victims in Philippine tent city

Manila - Six members of the same family died after a fire struck a tent city set up for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Wednesday, a police official said.
In the Media by AFP

Python massage — the perfect relaxer (Video)

Cebu - Are you nervous in the company of snakes? The Cebu City Zoo has just the answer to help you get over your fears. At their premises you can relax and enjoy a soothing massage involving not one, but four Burmese pythons.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

China a serious threat to peace: Vietnam PM

Manila - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Wednesday that China's placing of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters had "seriously threatened peace".
In the Media by Karl MALAKUNAS (AFP)

23 hurt as fire, blasts rock Philippine army munitions depot

Manila - Twenty-three people were injured when a fire and a series of explosions struck a Philippine army munitions depot near the country's financial district Wednesday, officials and witnesses said.
In the Media by AFP

US-Philippines launch war games after Obama pledge

Manila - Thousands of American and Philippine troops launched large annual exercises on Monday after US President Barack Obama vowed "ironclad" backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China.
In the Media by Jason Gutirrez (AFP)

Philippine rebels seize gold prospectors

Manila - Communist rebels waging one of Asia's longest running insurgencies seized dozens of prospectors in a remote Philippine gold rush site and used them as "human shields" against pursuing troops, a military official said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Dozens held in Philippines over global 'sextortion' ring

Manila - Dozens of people have been arrested in the Philippines in a multinational crackdown on the exploding global menace of Internet "sextortion", Interpol and local police announced on Friday.
In the Media by Cecil Morella (AFP)

Obama ignites Chinese anger as he warns against force

Manila - Barack Obama ended an Asian tour Tuesday with a warning to China against using force in territorial disputes, as Chinese authorities accused the US president of ganging up with "troublemaking" allies.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

U.S. and Philippines to sign 10-year security pact

Manila - The United States and the Philippines plan to sign a new security pact on Monday to allow a larger U.S. military presence amid ongoing territorial disputes with China.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Obama seeks to soothe China while boosting ties with Philippines

Manila - President Barack Obama said Monday he had no desire to contain or counter China despite clinching a defence pact with the Philippines which will inject US forces close to the volatile South China Sea.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

Philippines, U.S. to sign defence pact

Manila - The Philippines and the United States announced they would sign an agreement on Monday to allow a greater US military presence on Filipino soil for the next decade.
In the Media by Jason Gutierrez (AFP)

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)
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