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Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes
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Police in Philippines tell drug users to kill dealers and burn their homes

Aug 26th 2016, 4:37 PM 18,526 Views 42 Comments

“You know who the drug lords are. Would you like to kill them? Go ahead.”

Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'
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Philippines president says threat to pull country out of UN was just a 'joke'

Aug 24th 2016, 9:56 AM 10,081 Views 22 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte also attempted some light wordplay on genocide while talking to reporters.

Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs
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Police in Philippines kill over 700 people in crackdown on drugs

Aug 22nd 2016, 3:54 PM 16,948 Views 49 Comments

Hundreds of killings have taken place since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in June.

Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"
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Philippines president causes uproar after referring to US envoy as "gay ambassador"

Aug 10th 2016, 8:46 AM 17,948 Views 26 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte made the controversial comments on live television.

Defiant China says it's not backing down in wake of ruling on disputed waters
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Defiant China says it's not backing down in wake of ruling on disputed waters

Jul 12th 2016, 10:56 AM 10,954 Views 58 Comments

An international tribunal’s ruling over claims to the South China Sea is likely to ratchet up tensions.

Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines
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Islamist guerillas behead hostage in the Philippines

Jun 14th 2016, 10:46 AM 26,294 Views 108 Comments

The Abu Sayyaf, a small group of Islamic militants, killed the man.

Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war
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Facebook apologises for accidentally declaring the Philippines at war

Jun 13th 2016, 4:20 PM 10,975 Views 4 Comments

A message designed to promote Independence Day showed an upside-down flag, a sign that the country is at war.

"Shoot him and I'll give you a medal" - Philippine president encourages citizens to shoot drug dealers
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"Shoot him and I'll give you a medal" - Philippine president encourages citizens to shoot drug dealers

Jun 5th 2016, 12:32 PM 124,278 Views 69 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte has promised to end crime and corruption within six months of his presidency.

Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"
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Philippine president says journalists "are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a b***h"

Jun 2nd 2016, 8:00 AM 17,393 Views 55 Comments

“You won’t be killed if you don’t do anything wrong.”

The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill
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The new President of the Philippines says he will hang criminals and let snipers shoot to kill

May 16th 2016, 8:52 AM 16,776 Views 38 Comments

He says citizens must learn to fear the law.

A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president
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A politician who makes rape jokes and is called "The Trump of the East" is set to become Philippines president

May 9th 2016, 3:00 PM 16,105 Views 26 Comments

Duterte himself says he has killed “around three” people.

Filipino presidential candidate's joke about murdered rape victim criticised
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Filipino presidential candidate's joke about murdered rape victim criticised

Apr 17th 2016, 2:19 PM 21,043 Views 30 Comments

Rodrigo Duterte is the frontrunner to take over as president of the Philippines.

A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate
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A Cork lad in the Philippines got the greatest birthday present ever from his best mate

Apr 11th 2016, 10:29 AM 8,470 Views 5 Comments

Such PALS.

Man crucified with real nails in the Philippines in annual ceremony
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Man crucified with real nails in the Philippines in annual ceremony

Mar 25th 2016, 2:26 PM 35,162 Views 87 Comments

Ruben Enaje dedicated the act to peace in Belgium and other countries targeted by Islamic extremism.

Notorious kidnapper of Wexford priest Michael Sinnott shot dead by security forces
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Notorious kidnapper of Wexford priest Michael Sinnott shot dead by security forces

Mar 13th 2016, 7:28 AM 24,217 Views 6 Comments

The Philippine military said Waning Abdusalam had been involved in the kidnapping for ransom of several people.

Man whose mummified body was found on drifting yacht died of heart attack
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Man whose mummified body was found on drifting yacht died of heart attack

Mar 2nd 2016, 8:31 AM 24,644 Views 19 Comments

The man’s body was found on a yacht adrift off the southern Philippines.

Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage
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Floyd Mayweather Jr announces support of gay marriage

Feb 17th 2016, 10:05 AM 5,636 Views 7 Comments

The American boxer has gone head-to-head with Manny Pacquiao again.

Stray bullets and firecrackers leave hundreds injured after Philippine New Year celebration
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Stray bullets and firecrackers leave hundreds injured after Philippine New Year celebration

Jan 1st 2016, 1:13 PM 19,536 Views 6 Comments

A lone firework also started a fire in one of the shantytowns in Manila, the country’s capital, leaving 3,000 people homeless.

US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender
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US marine found guilty of killing woman after discovering she was transgender

Dec 1st 2015, 9:09 AM 24,525 Views 205 Comments

Jennifer Laude was found dead in a hotel room last year.

One police force is using Katy Perry tracks to disperse protests
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One police force is using Katy Perry tracks to disperse protests

Nov 21st 2015, 11:15 AM 12,485 Views 8 Comments

Philippine officials used the left-field tactic while Barack Obama was in town.

Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder
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Chinese diplomat arrested after birthday party ends in double murder

Oct 21st 2015, 11:37 PM 18,979 Views 20 Comments

China’s Consul General in the country was shot through the neck, but survived.

Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee
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Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee

Oct 18th 2015, 1:54 PM 9,794 Views 4 Comments

At least eight people have been reported missing.

Terrorists release video of tourists kidnapped from Philippine resort
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Terrorists release video of tourists kidnapped from Philippine resort

Oct 14th 2015, 3:00 PM 21,572 Views 68 Comments

The video shows three men and a woman at gunpoint.

The 'Thrilla in Manila' was 40 years ago today
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The 'Thrilla in Manila' was 40 years ago today

Oct 1st 2015, 9:30 PM 3,398 Views 9 Comments

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier had one of the greatest fights in history.

Chris Brown: 'Please, please, let us leave, please!'
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Chris Brown: 'Please, please, let us leave, please!'

Jul 24th 2015, 1:23 PM 21,872 Views 16 Comments

He used a back flip to argue his case.

Hundreds hospitalised after 'poisoned' sweets handed out in schools
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Hundreds hospitalised after 'poisoned' sweets handed out in schools

Jul 10th 2015, 9:49 AM 21,506 Views 10 Comments

Seven youths have been arrested.

China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations
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China rejects US criticism of sea reclamations

May 31st 2015, 8:00 AM 7,969 Views 28 Comments

There has been some talk that this could lead to the region becoming “less stable”.

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines
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Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

May 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 27,629 Views 56 Comments

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.

A shot at McGregor or Aldo could be at stake in today's UFC main event
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A shot at McGregor or Aldo could be at stake in today's UFC main event

May 16th 2015, 1:30 PM 6,470 Views 7 Comments

Frankie Edgar takes on Urijah Faber in Manila this afternoon.

170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines
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170 jobs at risk as UPC moves roles to Philippines

Feb 19th 2015, 8:18 PM 23,094 Views 83 Comments

Facilities in Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Waterford will be affected.

This incredibly rare megamouth shark just washed up in the Philippines
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This incredibly rare megamouth shark just washed up in the Philippines

Jan 28th 2015, 9:33 PM 34,278 Views 10 Comments

He doesn’t look too friendly.

A record six million people turned out to see the Pope today
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A record six million people turned out to see the Pope today

Jan 18th 2015, 6:09 PM 9,202 Views 50 Comments

Six. MILLION.

Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines
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Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines

Jan 17th 2015, 6:41 PM 11,361 Views 27 Comments

Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.

8-year-old girl sexually assaulted while visiting her father in prison
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8-year-old girl sexually assaulted while visiting her father in prison

Jan 3rd 2015, 10:15 AM 51,011 Views 25 Comments

She was found on a bathroom floor naked from the waist down and with a rope tied around her neck.

Ambassador who treated staff 'like slaves' ordered to pay them €240,000
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Ambassador who treated staff 'like slaves' ordered to pay them €240,000

Nov 25th 2014, 7:08 PM 40,781 Views 109 Comments

But will Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah invoke diplomatic immunity?

Child and three adults hacked to death in the Philippines
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Child and three adults hacked to death in the Philippines

Nov 10th 2014, 7:04 PM 16,048 Views 11 Comments

They were all members of the same family.

T-shirt that called rape "a snuggle with a struggle" pulled from department stores
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T-shirt that called rape "a snuggle with a struggle" pulled from department stores

Sep 23rd 2014, 9:26 AM 22,307 Views 43 Comments

The t-shirt was sold by Philippines’ biggest mall operator until a social media outrage.

The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list
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The rebel group holding 45 UN soldiers wants to be taken off the UN's terror list

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:53 AM 6,965 Views 30 Comments

The Al-Nusra Front want their group taken off the UN’s list of terrorist organisations, as well as compensation for fighters injured in recent days.

The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning
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The '100 millionth' Filipino baby was born this morning

Jul 27th 2014, 8:42 AM 13,276 Views 19 Comments

The little girl’s birth highlights the challenge of providing for the growing population of people in the country who are already living in poverty.