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Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution
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Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Nov 10th 2013, 12:00 PM 1,508 Views 33 Comments

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone
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Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone

Nov 10th 2013, 8:18 AM 15,146 Views 14 Comments

Several hundred people have been confirmed dead in the Philippines, but that could rise dramatically as more cities report in.

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000
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Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000

Nov 9th 2013, 9:28 AM 6,086 Views 9 Comments

The typhoon moved on to Vietnam today.

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting
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Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting

Nov 4th 2013, 9:16 PM 27,239 Views 49 Comments

Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people
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Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people

Oct 15th 2013, 9:42 AM 2,946 Views 9 Comments

The earthquake reached 7.2 on the Richter scale.

‘I found myself in the Philippines, blindfolded and handcuffed to a Polish man’
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‘I found myself in the Philippines, blindfolded and handcuffed to a Polish man’

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 13,993 Views 14 Comments

Dublin artist Murray Aston won a competition that sent him to the other side of the world.

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster
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Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster

Aug 17th 2013, 11:22 AM 7,786 Views 5 Comments

The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.

Here Is What Happened Today: Monday
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Here Is What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 5th 2013, 8:15 PM 13,660 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the continued Dublin Bus strike, a test-tube burger, and a bomb blast in the Philippines.

Six dead, 26 hurt in Philippines bomb blast
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Six dead, 26 hurt in Philippines bomb blast

Aug 5th 2013, 1:13 PM 9,040 Views 63 Comments

The United States and other governments had earlier warned of a terror threat in the city.

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia
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Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia

Jul 5th 2013, 9:45 PM 22,393 Views 42 Comments

Police say passenger was abusive on Qantas flight yesterday.

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)
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Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)

Jun 29th 2013, 1:33 PM 12,163 Views 26 Comments

Police said the Philippine politician shot himself in parliament, where firearms are banned, with a pistol whose permit had expired.

Manila isn't happy that Dan Brown called it "the gates of hell"
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Manila isn't happy that Dan Brown called it "the gates of hell"

May 24th 2013, 9:56 PM 13,279 Views 46 Comments

The chairman of the Filipino capital has written to Brown saying the city is actually “an entry into heaven”.

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
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Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

May 15th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,475 Views 23 Comments

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians
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Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

May 13th 2013, 1:05 PM 4,019 Views 0 Comments

The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.

VIDEO: Men crucified in Philippines' annual Easter rituals
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VIDEO: Men crucified in Philippines' annual Easter rituals

Mar 29th 2013, 7:37 AM 18,793 Views 86 Comments

Filipino Catholics have whipped their backs and nailed themselves to crosses in an annual commemoration of Christ’s death.

WATCH: Philippines bans ex-NBA player for choking teammate
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WATCH: Philippines bans ex-NBA player for choking teammate

Mar 12th 2013, 10:21 AM 968 Views 0 Comments

Renaldo Balkman, who once played with the New York Knicks, was also fined 250,000 pesos.

Filipino town goes into mourning over death of killer crocodile
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Filipino town goes into mourning over death of killer crocodile

Feb 16th 2013, 10:30 AM 15,183 Views 25 Comments

Lolong – who was over 20 feet long – was suspected of killing several townspeople before being found dead on Sunday.

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception
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Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Jan 17th 2013, 10:19 AM 4,868 Views 25 Comments

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

Storm leaves six dead in Philippines
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Storm leaves six dead in Philippines

Dec 27th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,602 Views 1 Comment

Tropical Storm Wukong has killed six people and left two missing after hitting the central Philippines.

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
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Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

Dec 15th 2012, 11:46 AM 4,386 Views 50 Comments

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.

Closing bell? Calls in Philippines for Pacquiao to retire
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Closing bell? Calls in Philippines for Pacquiao to retire

Dec 11th 2012, 11:15 AM 959 Views 6 Comments

“Pacquiao got hit hard but in the end, he was conquered by Father Time,” wrote one Philippine sports columnist in the wake of Pacquaio’s defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez.

238 dead, hundreds missing following Philippines typhoon
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238 dead, hundreds missing following Philippines typhoon

Dec 5th 2012, 8:06 AM 2,963 Views 4 Comments

Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao yesterday, leading to scenes of utter devastation.

Typhoon Bopha kills at least 40 in Philippines
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Typhoon Bopha kills at least 40 in Philippines

Dec 4th 2012, 3:20 PM 2,406 Views 3 Comments

The villagers and soldiers drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims.

Sting calls off Philippines gig in pine tree row
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Sting calls off Philippines gig in pine tree row

Oct 19th 2012, 8:45 PM 10,193 Views 36 Comments

The singer called off the concert in protest at the removal of pine trees outside a shopping centre undergoing redevelopment.

Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel
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Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel

Oct 5th 2012, 9:06 AM 2,024 Views 2 Comments

The new Filipino laws mean those who libel others online face greater punishment than those who do so in print.

Two die in Pakistan as film violence spreads
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Two die in Pakistan as film violence spreads

Sep 17th 2012, 2:59 PM 3,678 Views 56 Comments

Protests have taken place across the Arab World against the US-produced ‘Innocence of Muslims’.

Dramatic Rescue of the Day
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Dramatic Rescue of the Day

Aug 10th 2012, 3:30 PM 7,761 Views 8 Comments

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In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila
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In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

Aug 8th 2012, 9:56 PM 8,374 Views 7 Comments

The Philippines’s capital has been turned into a “water world” in a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

Pics: Philippines hit by major flooding and landslide
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Pics: Philippines hit by major flooding and landslide

Aug 7th 2012, 10:53 AM 2,976 Views 1 Comment

The country’s capital, Manila is ‘half submerged’ in water. Thousands of commuters were stranded overnight and homes have been evacuated.

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola
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In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

Jul 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 3,871 Views 1 Comment

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

'Facebook gaffe' gets Philippine official fired
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'Facebook gaffe' gets Philippine official fired

Jul 5th 2012, 12:01 PM 8,481 Views 7 Comments

The provincial information officer was supposed to be at work – but Facebook photos showed he was at a high school reunion…

Photos: Meet the largest saltwater crocodile in the world*
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Photos: Meet the largest saltwater crocodile in the world*

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:01 AM 10,737 Views 26 Comments

*In captivity, that is – locals in the Philippines fear there may be an even bigger one out there.

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world
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In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world

Apr 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 4,795 Views 56 Comments

Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…

Cruise ship heads for Malaysian port after being stranded for 24 hours
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Cruise ship heads for Malaysian port after being stranded for 24 hours

Apr 1st 2012, 11:40 AM 3,770 Views 4 Comments

The Azamara Quest, carrying over 1,000 people on board, was adrift in waters off the southern Philippines for a full day after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms on Friday night

Landslide kills 25 and buries dozens more in Philippines
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Landslide kills 25 and buries dozens more in Philippines

Jan 5th 2012, 1:43 PM 959 Views 0 Comments

Aside from those confirmed dead, more than 100 people were believed buried in the rubble, local officials said.

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011
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In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Dec 28th 2011, 6:50 PM 6,738 Views 6 Comments

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day
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The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day

Dec 26th 2011, 7:45 PM 5,791 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Texas gunman was dressed as Santa Claus, China’s ghost estates and why Donald Trump has left the Republican party.

Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi
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Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi

Dec 26th 2011, 4:01 PM 1,327 Views 1 Comment

The tents and blankets were sent in the wake of the devastating typhoon which killed over 1,000 earlier this month.