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Philippines delays contraception law

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 9:47

The Philippines' top court delays implementation of a controversial law providing free access to contraception and family planning.
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Syria UN hostages talks continue

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Negotiations to free 21 Filipino peacekeepers held hostage by Syrian rebels are continuing, despite earlier hopes the group would be released by Friday morning, the Philippines says.
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VIDEO: Peacekeepers taken hostage in Syria

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:04
related countries: Syria Syria

The Philippines has demanded the immediate release of 21 of its nationals working as UN observers who have been kidnapped by rebels in Syria.
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Filipinos taken hostage in Syria

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 4:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The Philippines calls for the immediate release of 21 of its UN observers who were taken hostage by Syrian rebels near the Golan Heights.
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Malaysia boosts security in Sabah

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:00

Malaysia sends additional troops to Sabah state amid an increasingly violent confrontation with a Philippines clan claiming territory there.
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Philippines clan urged to surrender

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 10:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Philippine President Benigno Aquino calls on members of a clan occupying a Malaysian village to surrender to avoid further bloodshed.
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'14 dead' in Sabah stand-off clashes

Friday, March 1st 2013, 12:57
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

At least 14 people are reported to have died in clashes to end a siege at a village in Malaysia's Sabah province by a Philippines clan, police say.
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'Two dead as shots fired' in Sabah

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

At least two Malaysian policemen are reportedly killed in clashes at a village in Sabah province occupied by a clan from the Philippines.
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Aquino urges end to Sabah stand-off

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 6:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Philippines President Aquino tells a sultan whose supporters are occupying part of Malaysia's Sabah province to end the stand-off or risk legal action.
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Philippines money for Marcos victims

Monday, February 25th 2013, 8:05
related places: Marcos

The Philippine president signs a law to give compensation to victims of the country's former leader, Ferdinand Marcos.
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VIDEO: Filipino workers speak of abuse

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:00

Many people faced with limited job options and grinding poverty in the Philippines have decided to look for work overseas - but they risk being forced into slave labour.
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Sabah stand-off with Filipino group

Friday, February 15th 2013, 8:44
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian troops are negotiating with about 100 men from the Philippines holed up in a remote part of Sabah on Borneo island, officials say.
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VIDEO: Women hold global anti-violence protests

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 18:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Protesters take to the streets in Afghanistan, Nepal and the Philippines as part of a global campaign to fight for women's rights.
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VIDEO: Tropical island where rebels hide

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:18

The islands of Sulu, in the south-west Philippines, is a region that has become a haven for international militants.
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VIDEO: Sulu: A 'safe haven' for militants?

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 3:52
related countries: United States United States

A US commander has described the islands of Sulu, in the south-west Philippine, as a safe haven for international terrorism.
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Sulu: The islands home to Philippine militancy

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 0:43

Tropical Philippine islands where militants shelter
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World's largest captive croc dies

Monday, February 11th 2013, 2:48

Lolong, a six metre-long saltwater crocodile weighing over 1,000kg, dies in an eco-park in the Philippines.
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Two Philippines hostages released

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 3:56
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Islamist militants release two Filipino hostages, believed to have been kidnapped last June while working for Jordanian TV, in the southern Philippines.
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VIDEO: US Navy to dismantle stricken ship

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 15:03
related countries: United States United States

The US Navy plans to dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in Philippine waters.
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Philippines beats growth target

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 6:17

The Philippines posts better-than-expected growth boosted by a strong performance of the country's services sector.
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Manila church protester sentenced

Monday, January 28th 2013, 17:10

A pro-contraception activist who interrupted a church service in the Philippines in 2010 has been sentenced to up to 13 months in prison.
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Stuck US ship 'taking in water'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:11
related countries: United States United States

A US Navy minesweeper which ran aground on a coral reef in a Unesco heritage site off the Philippines is badly damaged and taking in water, officials say.
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China anger at Philippine UN move

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:41
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China reiterates its claims to territory in the South China Sea, after the Philippines said it would take Beijing to a UN tribunal to settle the dispute.
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Manila 'taking sea row to court'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 12:17
related countries: China China

The Philippines says it will challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea at a UN tribunal, after diplomatic efforts to resolve the row fail.
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Gun attack in Philippine court

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 11:38
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian man opens fire in a Philippine court, killing two people and wounding another, reports say.
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US ship stuck on Philippine reef

Friday, January 18th 2013, 7:54
related countries: United States United States

A US Navy minesweeper is stuck on a coral reef off the Philippines, in a Unesco heritage site, after running aground early on Thursday.
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Philippine gun 'accomplice' held

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 11:50
related places: Manila

A man accused of reloading the gun used to kill seven people in a rampage south of the Philippine capital, Manila, on Friday is arrested.
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Deadly gun attack in Philippines

Friday, January 4th 2013, 11:10
related places: Kawit, Manila

A gunman opens fire in the Philippine town of Kawit, south of Manila, killing at least seven people before being shot dead by police.
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Aquino signs contraception bill

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 8:20

Philippines President Benigno Aquino signs into law a family planning bill that took 14 years to pass amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
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Video shows kidnapped Australian

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 17:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian national Warren Rodwell, held hostage for more than year by Philippine Islamists, is shown alive in a video posted on social media.
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Riot after Philippine slum fire

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 9:35

Residents of a Philippine shanty town clash with firefighters and beat one person to death, as a Christmas day blaze left hundreds homeless.
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Philippines signs new rights law

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 9:45

The President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino signs a new human rights law on the forced disappearance of individuals by state officials.
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