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At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
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At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Dec 24th 2017, 7:43 AM 10,209 Views 1 Comment

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides
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Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides

Dec 23rd 2017, 5:30 PM 10,987 Views 4 Comments

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao, triggering flash floods and mudslides.

53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines
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53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines

Dec 23rd 2017, 3:08 PM 14,544 Views 18 Comments

When the man’s body was found, he was still being eaten by the crocodile.

Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS
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Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS

Nov 17th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,033 Views 29 Comments

The battle claimed the lives of 1,100 people.

Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists
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Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists

Oct 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 6,041 Views 5 Comments

Troops have been battling extremists in the southern city of Marawi.

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking
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Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Sep 21st 2017, 11:39 AM 14,413 Views 59 Comments

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
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Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

Sep 13th 2017, 1:13 PM 14,611 Views 83 Comments

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war
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Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

Jul 2nd 2017, 4:00 PM 14,841 Views 8 Comments

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State
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US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State

Jun 10th 2017, 1:52 PM 16,470 Views 58 Comments

Philippine troops are struggling to defeat hundreds of fighters, who rampaged through Marawi.

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city
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Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city

Jun 7th 2017, 9:14 AM 18,349 Views 26 Comments

“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room
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36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room

Jun 2nd 2017, 7:11 AM 13,252 Views 23 Comments

Police said it appeared to be a botched robbery rather than a terrorist attack.

ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital
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ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital

Jun 1st 2017, 8:39 PM 14,642 Views 33 Comments

No fatalities have been reported so far.

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
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Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Jun 1st 2017, 7:13 AM 9,681 Views 12 Comments

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
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'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

May 31st 2017, 2:40 PM 22,778 Views 19 Comments

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants
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Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants

May 30th 2017, 9:02 AM 18,925 Views 20 Comments

Government forces have told the militants to surrender.

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children
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IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children

May 29th 2017, 10:06 AM 28,321 Views 42 Comments

There are fears for those trapped in the city of Marawi.

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
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Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

May 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 20,276 Views 41 Comments

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke
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Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke

May 27th 2017, 3:08 PM 23,704 Views 35 Comments

Duterte told a military camp that they were allowed to rape women because he would take the blame for it.

'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police
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'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police

May 23rd 2017, 5:40 PM 24,922 Views 25 Comments

Residents have been told to stay indoors.

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find
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The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find

Apr 18th 2017, 6:14 PM 50,401 Views 13 Comments

The shipworm comes from a “pretty stinky place” and doesn’t eat, despite reaching 5ft in length.

At least 26 killed as Philippines passenger bus goes off mountain road
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At least 26 killed as Philippines passenger bus goes off mountain road

Apr 18th 2017, 1:45 PM 7,734 Views 0 Comments

The bus plunged about 24 metres.

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
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Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony

Apr 14th 2017, 12:35 PM 25,575 Views 66 Comments

Men also have their backs whipped.

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island
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Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

Apr 11th 2017, 7:38 AM 23,270 Views 15 Comments

At least one policeman was confirmed killed in the fight.

Irish nun attacked at a convent in the Philippines
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Irish nun attacked at a convent in the Philippines

Mar 3rd 2017, 8:42 AM 21,058 Views 23 Comments

The woman was taken to hospital.

"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage
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"Inhumane and degrading": Photos of naked prisoners being searched for drugs spark outrage

Mar 2nd 2017, 8:56 AM 29,022 Views 68 Comments

The photos have triggered accusations of further rights abuses in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs.

Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report
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Philippines police 'being paid to kill drug dealers' says report

Feb 1st 2017, 7:26 AM 10,608 Views 45 Comments

The Amnesty report called it a “murderous war on the poor”.

Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site
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Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site

Jan 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,710 Views 9 Comments

Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines
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7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines

Jan 10th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,807 Views 7 Comments

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

Mass evacuation underway as Philippines braces itself for Christmas Day typhoon
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Mass evacuation underway as Philippines braces itself for Christmas Day typhoon

Dec 24th 2016, 2:16 PM 7,852 Views 2 Comments

The national weather service has warned of potentially deadly two-metre waves along the coast, as well as landslides and flash floods from heavy rains.

'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people
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'If I can do it, why can't you?' Filipino President now says he's personally killed people

Dec 14th 2016, 9:22 AM 20,404 Views 64 Comments

The 71-year-old Philippines president said he used to personally kill people when mayor of Davao.

China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs
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China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs

Dec 13th 2016, 2:03 PM 6,655 Views 22 Comments

“We’re exploring the possibilities of providing arms,” the Chinese ambassador to Manila said.

Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"
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Philippine President meets his 'hero' Putin to give out about US "hypocrisy and bullying"

Nov 21st 2016, 7:46 AM 8,493 Views 23 Comments

Since taking office in June, the foul-mouthed Duterte has upended the Philippines’ historical military alliance with the United States.

Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail
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Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail

Nov 5th 2016, 3:22 PM 18,550 Views 26 Comments

The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.

Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out
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Philippine mayor and nine bodyguards killed in police shoot-out

Oct 28th 2016, 2:54 PM 17,598 Views 33 Comments

The incident occurred hours after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to intensify his crackdown on crime.

Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again
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Philippines president who called Pope a "son of a b****" has promised God he won't curse again

Oct 28th 2016, 8:22 AM 13,449 Views 57 Comments

Duterte’s profanities have almost become his trademark.

Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'
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Duterte's popularity soars in Philippines amid claims of anti-crime 'death squads'

Oct 6th 2016, 8:42 AM 11,472 Views 44 Comments

The controversial president is enjoying a high popularity rating three months into office.

Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport
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Corkman facing 12 years in Philippines jail says drugs were planted on him in airport

Oct 3rd 2016, 6:00 AM 42,243 Views 39 Comments

Éanna Ó Cochláin and his family say they have received no support from Irish authorities.

The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to a crocodile
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The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to a crocodile

Sep 15th 2016, 9:06 PM 41,247 Views 44 Comments

A former militia man testified under oath that he and a group of policemen and ex-communists killed about 1,000 people on Duterte’s orders.

Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'
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Obama cancels meeting after Philippines' president calls him 'son of a whore'

Sep 6th 2016, 9:17 AM 29,653 Views 65 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has since apologised, sort of.

President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'
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President of Philippines calls Obama a 'son of a whore'

Sep 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 25,099 Views 80 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte is not impressed with the US president’s criticism of his war on drugs.