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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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Philippine Abu Sayyaf jihadists behead German hostage in video

Monday, February 27th 2017, 17:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Juergen Kantner was abducted in November and a ransom deadline passed on Sunday.
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What is the 'hairy blob' or globster found on the Philippines shore?

Friday, February 24th 2017, 11:30

A six-metre-long "hairy" sea creature has washed up on the shore of Dinagat Island in the Philippines and it's left people on Facebook questioning what it is.
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Philippines: Duterte critic Leila de Lima faces drugs charges

Friday, February 17th 2017, 14:55
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

The outspoken senator has strongly criticised the Philippine president's bloody drug crackdown.
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The human scars of Philippines drug war

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 15:57
related places: Manila

The effects of the violent war against drugs are still keenly felt in Manila's poor "promised land" district.
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Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines leader 'not ready' to talk to rebels

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 22:21

The Philippines president says he is scrapping peace talks with rebels after 'trying everything'.
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Amnesty: Philippine police 'planned' drug war killings

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 5:06

Amnesty says extrajudicial drug war killings in the Philippines may be "crimes against humanity".
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Philippines to suspend drug war to clean up 'corrupt' police

Monday, January 30th 2017, 7:11

The police chief said the country must instead focus on clearing up corruption inside the police force.
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Duterte reverses anti-US base stance

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 16:54
related countries: United States United States

New barracks, warehouses and runways to be built despite President Duterte's fiery anti-US rhetoric.
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Monday, January 16th 2017, 11:29

Popular pornography sites XVideos, Redtube and Pornhub are blocked by two ISPs in the Philippines.
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Philippines' President Duterte pushes free contraceptives

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 23:32

The move by the Philippine president is expected to face fierce opposition from the Catholic Church.
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Black Nazarene procession draws 1.5 million to Manila

Monday, January 9th 2017, 14:03

An estimated 1.5 million devotees attend the annual Black Nazarene procession through Manila.
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More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine prison break

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 9:59

Dozens of gunmen attack a prison in the southern Philippines, freeing more than 150 inmates.
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Philippines Duterte: I threw suspect from helicopter

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 10:23

The Philippines leader says he's thrown criminals from helicopters - and that he would do it again.
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Fierce and unapologetic

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 23:59
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

Leila de Lima is a Philippine senator bent on challenging controversial president Rodrigo Duterte.
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