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Swedish Man among 6 Militants Arrested in Southern Philippines

Five Filipinos and a Swedish national have been arrested in raids in the southern Philippines following a week-long manhunt for Islamic State-linked militants who planned bomb attacks in the region, police said Tuesday. Abedin Camsa, Normia Camsa, Norshiya Joven Camsa and Swedish national Hassan Akgun were arrested during a house raid on Monday in the […]Read More

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Philippines: Ex-Governor Wounded, Bodyguard Killed in Ambush

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a vehicle carrying a former Philippine congressman once erroneously tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as a narco-politician, wounding him and killing one of his bodyguards who was riding in another car, officials said Wednesday. Four other men who were traveling with Amado Espino Jr., a former congressman and ex-governor of […]Read More

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Hundreds of New Dengue Cases Reported in Philippine South

Health authorities rushed to set up medical tents and field hospitals in the southern Philippines Tuesday, as the number of infections rose rapidly, two weeks after a national dengue epidemic was declared in the Southeast Asian nation. Almost 800 new dengue causes were reported across the northern part of Mindanao island, the Philippines’ main southern […]Read More

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Philippines: Earthquake Kills 8, Injures Dozens, Officials Say

Eight people were killed and 60 others suffered injuries when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 shook the Philippines’ northernmost island-province of Batanes at dawn Saturday, disaster relief officials said. The initial temblor struck at around 4:15 a.m., followed by at least 11 aftershocks, with varying magnitudes of between 2.8 to 5.9 on the […]Read More

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Philippine Leader Threatens to Lock Up Critics Calling for his

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to jail anyone who moved to impeach him because he had said he could not stop Chinese boats from fishing in South China Sea waters within Manila’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Duterte late Thursday dared his critics who had complained about the government’s inability to hold Beijing accountable for the sinking […]Read More

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Abu Sayyaf Kills Dutch Hostage, Philippine Military Says

Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed a Dutchman whom they had held hostage since 2012, during a firefight in the southern Philippines that also left at least six militants and eight soldiers dead on Friday, military officials said. Ewold Horn, a 59-year-old wildlife photographer, was slain after he tried to escape his captors as they came under […]Read More

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3 Filipinos with Suspected IS Links Nabbed in Manila

Police arrested three suspected Filipino militants from a group associated with Islamic State during separate raids in the Manila area Friday, authorities said. The suspects were members of Dawlah Islamiyah Ranao, a militant organization from the south with links to Muslim extremists who occupied the southern city of Marawi two years ago, said Lt. Col. […]Read More

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Number of People Injured in Philippines Earthquake Exceeds 280

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people who were injured by Monday’s earthquake that hit the Philippines has reached 282, while 18 more people were killed, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday in a statement. “A total of eighteen (18) dead, 282 injured, and seven (7) missing persons were […]Read More