120 000 flee Philippines violence

2015-03-20 21:49

More than 120 000 people have fled their homes in the impoverished southern Philippines since fighting broke out between government troops and Islamic militants.

13 treated after eating meat of rabid dog

2015-03-15 10:30

Philippine health officials are treating 13 people after it was discovered that they had eaten meat from a dog that was later diagnosed with rabies, a city veterinarian said Sunday.

Fire leaves thousands homeless in Manila

2015-03-03 22:16

Thousands of people were left homeless in an overnight fire that razed houses in a slum area in the Philippine capital but left no one injured, a local official has said.

Eight militants dead in Philippines clash

2015-02-07 09:55

Eight members of an al-Qaeda-linked group of Philippine militants have been killed in clashes with security forces.

Philippines faces unequal growth

2015-02-02 11:00

The Philippines may surpass China to be Asia's fastest growing economy, but its bigger challenge is working out how to share the gains of the past five years.

Philippine mayor arrested, escorted to graft hearing

2015-01-29 14:57

The mayor of the Philippines' main financial district has been arrested for contempt and escorted to a Senate hearing to answer allegations of corruption after he repeatedly snubbed the legislature.

30 Philippine cops feared dead after clash with rebels

2015-01-26 11:45

Thirty police commandoes are feared dead after Philippine security forces clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, in rare violence that tested a nearly one-year-old peace accord, a rebel official says.

Pope braves storm for emotional Philippine memorial

2015-01-17 08:30

Pope Francis has braved heavy rain to celebrate an emotional mass with a sea of weeping survivors of a super typhoon in the Philippines that killed thousands, saying their pain silenced his heart.

Philippine officers to wear nappies for pope's visit

2015-01-08 16:30

Philippine traffic officers and crowd control personnel are to wear adult diapers on the job during next week's visit of Pope Francis, when they will spend long hours marshalling.

Prison sex assault of girl, 8, fuels anger in Philippines

2015-01-03 10:02

An 8-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a toilet at a notorious Philippine prison, officials say, fuelling a national uproar over revelations that its inmates were "living like kings".


Buffalo gores butchers, rampages through Manila

2015-03-16 05:00

A water buffalo has gored two butchers at an abattoir before going on a rampage through the Philippine capital Manila, terrorising hundreds of people and tossing furniture in the lobby of a small hotel.

4 Filipinos among the foreigners abducted from Libya oil field

2015-03-09 12:51

Four Filipinos are among nine foreigners abducted by still-unidentified armed men from an oil field in central Libya and their abductors have yet to communicate any demand, officials say.

Philippine court enters plea of not guilty for US Marine

2015-02-23 09:13

A Philippine trial court has entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of a United States Marine accused of killing of a transgender Filipino, in a case that could test the strength of security ties between the two allies.

Gunmen seize Libya oilfield, take hostages

2015-02-04 17:03

Gunmen possibly linked to Islamist militants have assaulted and seized control of a Libyan oilfield, killing and kidnapping several workers.

Philippines mourn 44 police commandos

2015-01-30 10:42

The Philippine president says he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos.

Malaysian militant possibly killed in Philippine raid

2015-01-27 16:17

The Philippines says there is a 'high likelihood' a Malaysian militant suspected of being behind the 2002 Bali bombings was killed in a chaotic operation in the country's south that left 44 police dead.

Pope leaves Manila after drawing 6 million

2015-01-19 07:33

Pope Francis has flown out of the Catholic bastion in Asia after a trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful.

Rains threaten papal mass in Philippines

2015-01-11 13:49

The Philippines is watching nervously as a tropical storm threatens a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week.

Two Filipinos dead, 16 missing in ship sinking

2015-01-04 07:20

Two Filipino sailors have died and 16 others are missing after their cargo ship sank in waters near Vietnam, the Philippine foreign department has said.

Huge fire destroys 100s of Philippine shanties

2015-01-01 09:05

A huge fire, believed to have been ignited by firecrackers, has razed hundreds of shanties in a creekside slum in metropolitan Manila, as Filipinos welcomed the New Year.

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