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Bertha, the world's 'oldest' hippo, dies at 65

Monday, July 10th 2017, 13:04

Manila Zoo's longest-living resident was one of the first to move in when it opened in the 1950s.
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Marawi: Journalist Adam Harvey hit in neck by stray bullet

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian journalist thought he had just been hit by shrapnel, as he covered Philippines fighting.
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Marawi siege: US special forces aiding Philippine army

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 9:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marawi

Special units are providing technical support in Marawi, easing recent strained relations.
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Air strike on jihadist targets in Marawi, Philippines

Saturday, June 10th 2017, 8:02
related places: Marawi

Fighting continues after militants linked to IS, seized parts of Marawi last month
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Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 23:05
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand

China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines say they will act to stop plastic polluting the oceans.
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Money vanishes from Philippine bank accounts

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 4:44

The Philippines bank apologises after widespread customer reports of unauthorised withdrawals.
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Marawi siege: Philippine militants 'stockpiled food and weapons'

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 4:21
related places: Marawi

Islamist militants in Marawi are hiding in tunnels with stockpiles of supplies, say officials.
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Marawi conflict: 'We were in hiding for 11 days'

Tuesday, June 6th 2017, 2:24
related places: Marawi

A mother tells the BBC how she and her family were trapped after militants linked to so-called Islamic State seized the Philippine city of Marawi.
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Philippines police identify Manila casino killer

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 6:13
related places: Manila

Police say the man who killed at least 36 people was a Philippine national and not a terrorist.
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Resorts World Manila: Police release CCTV footage of gunman

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 20:34

Police have not identified the attacker - but say the incident was a robbery, not a terror attack.
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Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 12:10
related places: Manila

Police say the victims suffocated after a gunman set fire to casino tables and other furniture.
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Resorts World Manila: Gunman set himself on fire in room

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 2:24

Philippine police say a gunman who fired shots at a casino killed himself in one of the hotel rooms.
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Resorts World Manila: Shooting heard at tourist resort

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 0:10

Footage from an apartment behind Resorts World Manila captures the sound of gunfire.
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Resorts World Manila: Gunman sparks panic at Philippines hotel

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 23:22
related places: Manila

A suspected armed robber is dead after storming a Philippine casino and causing panic, police say.
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Held in Manila

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 21:34

A Saudi woman's attempt to flee home without a male guardian sparked an online campaign to help her.
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Philippines soldiers killed in 'friendly fire' air strike in Marawi

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 4:31
related places: Marawi

The accident happened in the city of Marawi where Islamists have clashed with the army.
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Philippine army 'makes gains' in Marawi Islamist battle

Monday, May 29th 2017, 9:09
related places: Marawi

Troops have been battling Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi for the past week.
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Philippines' Duterte under fire for second rape joke

Saturday, May 27th 2017, 17:48

The Philippines president said soldiers were allowed to rape up to three women.
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Foreign fighters 'among Philippines militants'

Friday, May 26th 2017, 16:43

It is a rare admission by authorities that local jihadists are working with international groups.
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Inside the Philippines' 'baby factory'

Friday, May 26th 2017, 13:26

In the Philippines, one in 10 teenagers aged 15-19 are already mothers. This hospital has one of the world's largest maternity wards.
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Philippine President Duterte eyes nationwide martial law

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 14:07

The warning comes after soldiers clashed with militants in the southern Philippines.
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'Movie star material'

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 0:30

The Philippine president's youngest son, who has eschewed politics, now has his own travel show.
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Meet Philippine President Duterte's loyal supporters

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 0:26

The Philippine president is criticised for his crackdown on drugs but support at home remains high.
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Group who helped Edward Snowden denied Hong Kong asylum

Monday, May 15th 2017, 10:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United States United States

The group from Sri Lanka and the Philippines sheltered the whistleblower after he leaked US secrets.
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Duterte UN slur: 'My mother was especially offended'

Monday, May 1st 2017, 14:13

UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on dealing with the Philippine president's foul-mouthed insults.
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Brides wanted

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 0:18
related countries: Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, Thailand Thailand

There's a shortage of women in the Faroe Islands. So men are increasingly seeking wives from Thailand and the Philippines.
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Moment pylon collapses in the Philippines

Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 14:19
related places: Alabang

Heat from a fire below it made it fall near heavy traffic in Alabang.
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Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines

Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 4:10

Scientists find live specimens of the giant shipworm, described as "rare and enigmatic".
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Philippines whistleblower Lascanas: I killed my own brothers

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 0:24
related places: Davao

An ex-police officer says he killed people as a member of a death squad in Davao, in the Philippines.
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Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

Monday, March 27th 2017, 7:53
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The case has shocked Singapore, with some saying online that the jail sentences are too lenient.
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Duterte backtracks on gay marriage in Philippines

Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 4:30

While campaigning for the presidency, Mr Duterte had said he would consider legalising gay marriage.
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Duterte's bloody crackdown drives drug users to rehab

Monday, March 20th 2017, 0:17

In the Philippines, drug users try to turn their lives around and stay safe amid Duterte's anti-drugs campaign.
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Philippine army finds body of beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 5:54
related countries: Germany Germany, Somalia Somalia

Jurgen Kantner and his companion had survived abduction by Somali pirates eight years previously.
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