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Philippines hands Imelda Marcos lengthy prison term in graft case

Manila - Imelda Marcos was found guilty of corruption on Friday and handed a lengthy prison term in a rare conviction for the former Philippine first lady accused with her late dictator husband of embezzling billions of dollars from state coffers.

Philippines marks five years since its deadliest storm

Tacloban - Philippine survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan recalled their terror and loss in memorial gatherings held Thursday for the thousands killed five years ago in the country's worst storm on record.

'Life goes on': Long road for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Tacloban - The Philippines' catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan stole almost everything from Juvilyn Luana and Joel Aradana -- their spouses, children and homes -- but in each other they found love and the strength to start a new family.

Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, scores still in harm's way

Tacloban - Diofel Llamado fled for his life when Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013, yet today he is back living in the same coastal area -- even if it puts him in the crosshairs of a future killer storm.

Australian nun who angered Duterte to leave Philippines

Manila - An Australian nun who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered President Rodrigo Duterte, said Wednesday she will leave rather than face certain arrest and deportation.

Dozens feared buried in Philippines typhoon landslide

Manila - Nearly three dozen people were feared buried under a massive landslide unleashed Tuesday in the Philippines by Typhoon Yutu, which killed four children and a man as it ripped across the disaster-prone nation.

Philippines opens cleaner, stricter Boracay to tourists

Balabag - Tourists landed by the boatload Friday on the Philippines' Boracay island, which re-opened with a slew of new rules after a six-month shutdown aimed at undoing the impact of years of being loved to death by millions of holidaymakers.

Philippine judge rejects Duterte push for critic's arrest

Manila - A Philippine judge rejected on Monday an effort by President Rodrigo Duterte to arrest one of his fiercest critics, a decision hailed by opponents as a check on the leader and a victory for the rule of law.

Filipinos deeply conflicted on Duterte's drug war

Manila - Jailed drug user Bitoy Paras perks up when describing his support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on narcotics, an unlikely fan of a campaign that has left Filipinos deeply conflicted.

Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine

Santo Tomas - Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine.

Japan military officer killed during US-Philippine drill

Apo - Japan's military said Sunday one of its members was killed in a car crash in the Philippines during joint exercises with US and Filipino troops.

Philippines plans party crackdown on re-opened Boracay

Manila - Beach boozing and smoking will be consigned to the past when Boracay, the Philippines' top holiday island, welcomes back a capped number of tourists after its six-month shutdown, authorities said Wednesday.

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

Manila - The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Naga - Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.

Philippine miners dig for their own in typhoon landslide

Itogon - The miners in the mountains of the northern Philippines usually dig for gold. But on Tuesday they were digging for their colleagues and relatives buried under a vast landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing

Itogon - The death toll in Typhoon Mangkhut hit 74 on Tuesday, Philippine authorities said, as rescuers used their bare hands to sift through a massive landslide in which dozens were feared killed in the worst-hit region.

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Itogon - Philippine rescuers used shovels and bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday in a desperate search for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Philippine ex-general jailed over activists' abduction

Manila - A retired Philippine army general was sentenced on Monday to decades behind bars over the 2006 disappearance of two activists, hailed by campaigners as a rare case of a top official being held to account.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Fpo - Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon brings trail of destruction

Fpo - Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that has left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Shattered buildings, swamped fields: the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut

Alcala - The skeleton of a shattered school, bare walls of homes stripped of their roofs and vast cornfields drowned in muddy floodwaters: this is the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut as seen from the air.

Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

Fpo - Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau after killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines.

'End of the world': terror in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut

Tuguegarao - Bebeth Saquing has seen dozens of storms in her lifetime, but nothing prepared her for the terror of Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it roared over her Philippines home Saturday packing winds of more than 250 kilometres (155 miles) per hour.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into Philippines

Tuguegarao - Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction.

Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China.

Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China.

Millions at risk as Philippines braces for strong Typhoon Mangkhut

Manila - Millions of people are at risk from a strong typhoon set to smash into the northern Philippines this weekend which could bring floods, landslides and huge waves to the disaster-prone nation, rescue workers said Wednesday.

Israeli president lectures Philippine leader on Hitler

Jerusalem - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave a brief lecture on Hitler to Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after the Philippine leader's 2016 remarks comparing himself to the Nazi dictator who carried out the Holocaust.

Philippine leader to visit Israel's Holocaust memorial

Jerusalem - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has apologised for comparing himself to Hitler, will pay respects at Israel's Holocaust memorial on Monday after meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Jerusalem - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte landed in Israel on Sunday as part of a regional tour including Jordan, as he pursues a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and support.
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