Philippines' Duterte makes rape joke for martial law troops

2017-05-26 20:11

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has joked that soldiers could rape up to three women, as he reassured them of his full support under his newly imposed regional martial law.

Trump praises Duterte's 'great job' in Philippine drug war: reports

2017-05-24 15:22

US President Donald Trump has praised his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte over his immensely polarising drug war, which has killed thousands of people, reports say.

Philippine troops battle ISIS-linked gunmen

2017-05-23 22:50

Philippine military officials say troops have battled heavily armed militants backing the Islamic State group in a southern city.

Philippines' Duterte warns of thousands more drug killings

2017-05-18 17:03

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wanted to behead opponents of his drug war and warned 50 000 people could die in the crackdown, after rejecting European Union aid in response to its criticism of the killings.

US warns of kidnapping threat on Philippine tourist island

2017-05-10 18:27

Terrorists are planning to kidnap foreigners on a Philippine island popular with tourists, the US embassy has warned, a month after a foiled abduction attempt by Islamic militants at another tourism hotspot.

Strong quake off Philippines damages buildings

2017-04-29 15:50

An earthquake has struck off the Philippines damaging several buildings and injuring two people as panicked residents fled the coast following a tsunami warning.

Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Philippines

2017-04-22 13:50

An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time.

Businessman victim of cyber terrorist threats

2017-04-19 08:48

The owner of a billion rand property company and his family have been the victims of a vicious multi-national, cyber terrorism campaign.

Philippines: Troops kill militant blamed for beheadings

2017-04-12 07:14

Philippine troops have killed a key Abu Sayyaf commander who was blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage and who was apparently attempting another kidnapping mission.

Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

2017-04-08 15:28

A trio of strong earthquakes damaged buildings and caused panicked tourists to flee a popular dive resort near the Philippine capital.


Trump calls North Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'

2017-05-24 18:47

President Donald Trump has called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a "madman with nuclear weapons" during a telephone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest

2017-05-24 10:53

Islamist militants battling security forces in a southern Philippine city have taken hostages, including a local priest, the Catholic Church said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law to combat the gunmen.

Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to Russia

2017-05-22 21:04

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for a four-day official visit to Russia, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Philippine police make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

2017-05-12 07:04

Authorities in the Philippines have arrested 3 women who were livestreaming sexually exploitative videos of girls to men paying by the minute to watch from half a world away.

Philippines' Duterte hesitant on US visit, warm on China

2017-05-01 22:00

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he may turn down an invitation by Donald Trump to visit the US, as he welcomed three Chinese warships to his home town.

Duterte on terrorists: I'll eat their liver

2017-04-24 04:59

The Philippine president has warned that he can be 50 times more brutal than Muslim extremists, saying he'd even eat them if they're captured alive by troops

Passengers scream as bus plunges in Philippines, killing 31

2017-04-19 11:16

Passengers screamed in horror as the bus driver repeatedly hit the brakes, shouting they weren't working, before the vehicle plunged into a ravine in the northern Philippines, killing at least 31 people.

Philippines says militants on the run on tourist island

2017-04-12 11:16

The Philippines military says it was on the trail of five Islamic militants who are on the run after landing on a tourist island, triggering clashes with security forces that claimed 10 lives.

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

2017-04-11 14:18

Five people including a Philippine police officer were killed in clashes with 10 suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on the resort island of Bohol, authorities say.

Duterte threatens to humiliate news outlets for drug reports

2017-03-30 20:03

The Philippine president unleashed an expletive-laden tirade against the country's leading newspaper and TV network and threatened to publicly humiliate the outfits and their owners, whom he accused of distorting stories about his anti-drug crackdown.

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