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Philippines mourns Corazon Aquino

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 7:25

The Philippines declares 10 days' mourning for ex-President Aquino, whose "people power" revolution toppled Ferdinand Marcos.
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Philippine ex-leader Aquino dies

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 4:51
related places: Aquino

Philippines ex-President Corazon Aquino, who led the "people power" revolution against Ferdinand Marcos, dies at 76.
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Arroyo denies plan to extend term

Monday, July 27th 2009, 12:58

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo denies planning to extend her time in office beyond next year.
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Filipinos killed in Afghan crash

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 9:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Philippines says that 10 of its nationals died in a helicopter crash at a military base in Afghanistan on Sunday.
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Italian released in Philippines

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 20:22
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian Red Cross worker is freed in the Philippines after being held hostage for nearly six months, officials say.
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Ebola virus found in Philippines pigs

Friday, July 10th 2009, 10:14

A form of Ebola virus has been detected in pigs for the first time, raising concerns it could mutate and pose a new risk to humans.
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Philippines agrees to rebel talks

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 5:32

The Philippine government says a new attempt at peace talks with communist rebels will start as early as next month.
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More bombs in south Philippines

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 7:01
related places: Jolo

A bomb on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines has killed at least six people, a week after a similar attack.
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Bomb hits Philippine church-goers

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 7:42

The Philippine army blames Islamist militants after a bomb blast outside a cathedral in the south kills at least five people.
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Fans and foes pray for ill Aquino

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 4:56
related places: Aquino

Former Philippine President Cory Aquino has stopped treatment for cancer, prompting prayer vigils by fans and foes.
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Philippines captures 'rebel base'

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 14:24
related places: Mindanao

Troops in the Philippines seize a separatist camp and killed 30 rebels on Mindanao island, the country's military says.
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Red Cross concerned for hostage

Friday, June 5th 2009, 4:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Jolo

A day after a Sri Lankan hostage was freed in the Philippines, the Red Cross expresses concern for its staff member held for five months in Jolo.
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Philippine boxing champ returns

Friday, May 8th 2009, 4:31
related countries: United States United States

Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao flies home from the US, despite official concerns about a possible swine flu risk.
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In pictures

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 10:01

Philippines stops to watch hero triumph in Las Vegas ring
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Hatton floored by brutal Pacquiao

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 3:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines knocks out Britain's Ricky Hatton in the second round of their light-welterweight fight.
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US rape acquittal in Philippines

Friday, April 24th 2009, 6:11
related countries: United States United States

A US marine is acquitted of rape in the Philippines, in a case highlighting tensions over US military presence in the country.
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Crew fears recapture by pirates

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 18:02
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A Philippine crew freed after being held for five months by Somali pirates fear recapture after running out of fuel.
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Philippines mulls hostage rescue

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 15:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Jolo

Philippine security forces on the southern island of Jolo are ordered to prepare to rescue an ailing Italian hostage.
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Philippines police rescue hostage

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 8:50
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss Red Cross worker freed after three months in captivity in the Philippines expresses fears for his fellow hostage.
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Girl chooses Japan over parents

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 10:41
related countries: Japan Japan

A 13-year-old girl whose parents are being deported to the Philippines decides to stay in Japan with her aunt.
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OECD names and shames tax havens

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 14:47
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Malaysia Malaysia, Uruguay Uruguay

Costa Rica, Malaysia, the Philippines and Uruguay are on the OECD's blacklist of non-cooperative tax havens.
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Philippines rebels free hostage

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 15:11

Islamist militants release one of three hostages held for more than two months in the southern Philippines.
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Philippine hostage fate unknown

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 3:58

The Philippines Red Cross asks for proof of life for three hostages being held by Islamic rebels after a deadline passes.
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Philippines rebel charges dropped

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 12:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch prosecutors drop murder charges against Philippine Communist rebel leader Jose Maria Sison.
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Emergency declared on Philippine island

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 7:39

A state of emergency is declared on a southern Philippine island, where rebels have threatened to behead a captive aid worker.
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Bloody clash in south Philippines

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 5:47
related places: Mindanao

Seven Philippine soldiers and 20 Muslim rebels die in an eight-hour battle on Mindanao island, officials say.
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ICRC pleads for Philippines trio

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 0:07

The Red Cross head makes a rare public appeal on behalf of three ICRC staff being held hostage by rebels in the Philippines.
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Philippines hostage deal brokered

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 11:41

Philippine militants agree to release one of three kidnapped aid workers as government troops pull back, the Red Cross says.
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Philippine 'rape' victim recants

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

A Philippine woman who secured a high-profile rape conviction against a US marine has changed her story.
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Philippine clashes near hostages

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 9:46

At least six people have been killed in the southern jungles of the Philippines, where three Red Cross hostages are being held.
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Elusive peace

Monday, March 16th 2009, 2:29

No relief for the victims of southern Philippines rebellion
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