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Philippines destroys illegal ivory

Friday, June 21st 2013, 10:33

The Philippines destroys millions of dollars worth of ivory smuggled into the country from Africa in a bid to discourage its illegal trade.
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Vietnamese crew held in Philippines

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 17:45
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Eighteen Vietnamese crew members are detained after their cargo ship allegedly hit a coral reef in the central Philippines, the coastguard says.
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Ferry sinks in central Philippines

Friday, June 14th 2013, 3:23

A ferry carrying about 60 people sinks in the central Philippines near Burias Island, leading to at least one death, the coastguard says.
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Philippines seeks coast guard charge

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 7:44

Philippine justice officials recommend that charges be filed against coast guards who shot dead a Taiwanese fisherman, sparking a diplomatic row.
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VIDEO: 'Hero dog' home after face surgery

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 9:57

A dog that lost half her face saving two girls from an oncoming motorcycle has been treated as a hero on her return to the Philippines.
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Hero dog returns to Philippines

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 13:32
related countries: United States United States

A dog that lost half her face saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle returns to the Philippines after a series of operations in the US.
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Manila, Taipei begin parallel probes

Monday, May 27th 2013, 9:45
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The Philippines and Taiwan are holding parallel investigations into the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman amid a diplomatic row.
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Police killed in Philippine ambush

Monday, May 27th 2013, 7:30

Seven police commandoes have been killed in a bomb and gun attack by communist rebels in the northern Philippines, officials say.
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Deaths in Philippines militant clash

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 15:13

At least seven marines and five militants are killed as troops tackle Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, the military says.
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Lantern record sought in Philippines

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 11:00

Thousands of paper lanterns light up the night sky in the Philippines in an attempt to set a new world record.
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Caution call for Filipinos in Taiwan

Friday, May 17th 2013, 9:12
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

A Philippine official warns migrant workers in Taiwan to keep a low profile, amid a diplomatic row over the death of a fisherman.
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Taiwan holds drills near Philippines

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 9:49
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan conducts military exercises near the Philippines following a diplomatic row over the death of a Taiwanese fisherman.
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VIDEO: Taiwan rejects Philippines apology

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 0:03
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan has imposed more sanctions on the Philippines, despite an apology from the Philippine president for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.
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Taiwan rejects Philippines apology

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 18:14
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Manila

Taiwan imposes more sanctions on the Philippines despite an apology from President Benigno Aquino for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.
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Estrada elected mayor of Manila

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:51
related places: Manila

Joseph Estrada, the former president of the Philippines overthrown 12 years ago in a popular uprising, is elected mayor of the capital, Manila.
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Taiwan demands Philippines apology

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 6:21
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan gives the Philippines until Wednesday to apologise for the death of a fisherman whose vessel was fired on by the Philippines' coastguard.
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Philippines eyes Golan UN withdrawal

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:23

The Philippines' foreign minister says he wants to withdraw its peacekeepers from the UN force in the Golan Heights, after a series of abductions by rebels.
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Taiwan protest after fisherman shot

Friday, May 10th 2013, 5:59
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Manila, Taipei

Taiwan demands an explanation from Manila after a fisherman was shot and killed in disputed waters by the Philippine coastguard.
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Mayon volcano in deadly eruption

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:50

The Philippines' volatile Mount Mayon volcano blasts ash and rocks into the air, killing five climbers and injuring at least seven others.
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Philippine mayor in deadly ambush

Friday, April 26th 2013, 5:05

Gunmen kill at least 10 people in an ambush on a local mayor in the southern Philippines, police say, ahead of polls in May.
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VIDEO: Campaigners call for elephant 'retirement'

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A campaign group is urging a zoo in the Philippines to move a 39-year-old elephant into a sanctuary in Thailand as they are concerned over the animal's mental and physical health.
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Charlie does surf

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 8:12

How Apocalypse Now inspired surfers in the Philippines
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'Rare pangolins found' on China boat

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:01
related countries: China China

Hundreds of dead pangolins, a protected species of anteater, were found on a Chinese fishing boat that ran aground on a reef in the Philippines, officials say.
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AUDIO: Apocalypse Now's 'surfing legacy'

Monday, April 15th 2013, 6:42

The BBC's Kate McGeown explains how surfing has transformed the culture and industry in the Philippines
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Chinese fishermen face reef charges

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 10:11
related countries: China China

The Philippines charges 12 Chinese fishermen with poaching after their boat ran aground on a protected coral reef, reports say.
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US reassigns reef crash sailors

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

Four navy officers of a US minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef in the Philippines have been relieved of their duties, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'I paid captors to free my husband'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

The wife of an Australian man kidnapped by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines has revealed that she paid a ransom of four million pesos (US$98,000) to secure his release.
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Abu Sayyaf release Australia hostage

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 2:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Warren Rodwell, an Australian man kidnapped 15 months ago by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines, is released.
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VIDEO: Philippines firearms industry booms

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 3:44

Owning a firearm is not illegal in the Philippines and manufacturing guns has become a lucrative job for many locals.
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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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