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More than 400 Dead in Storm in Philippines

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue efforts are under way in the southern Philippines, which has been pounded by a powerful but slow-moving storm that may have swept entire villages out to sea. Typhoon Washi struck the region of Mindanao, blanketing the area with heavy rain and high winds. The storm also triggered a series of deadly flash floods and […]

More than 400 Dead in Storm in Philippines

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue efforts are under way in the Philippines, which has been pounded by a powerful but slow-moving storm that may have swept entire villages out to sea. Typhoon Washi struck the southern region of Mindanao, blanketing the area with heavy rain and high winds. The storm also triggered a series of deadly flash floods and […]

Philippines’ Arroyo Transferred to Military Hospital

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo was transferred Friday from a private hospital to a military medical facility to await trial on charges of rigging the country’s 2007 senatorial elections. The 64-year-old Ms. Arroyo has been under guard since being arrested last month in her hospital room where she was receiving treatment for a bone disease. […]

China Executes Filipino Drug Smuggler

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities have executed a Filipino man convicted of drug trafficking, despite appeals by rights groups and the Philippine government. Philippine officials said the 35-year-old defendant, who has not been publicly identified, was given a lethal injection Thursday after being allowed to briefly meet with members of his family and a priest. The man was […]

Philippines, Rebel Group Pledge to Continue Peace Talks

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group have agreed to extend the mandate of an international peace monitoring mission, while pledging to continue talks aimed at ending the decades-long insurgency. A joint statement issued Wednesday by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said the two sides agreed to meet […]

Australian Man Kidnapped in Southern Philippines

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Philippines say suspected Islamist militants have kidnapped an Australian man from his home on the restive southern island of Mindanao. Police and military officials say 53-year-old Richard Rodwell, a retired Australian army soldier, was abducted by several gunmen in the sparsely populated village of Ipil late Monday. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard […]

3 Dead in Philippines Hotel Blast

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine police say a powerful explosion that killed at least three people and wounded 27 others was caused by a bomb detonated by suspected Muslim militants. The attack took place at a hotel filled with wedding guests in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga. Police Senior Superintendent Edwin De Ocampo said investigators found traces […]

3 Dead in Philippines Hotel Blast

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Philippines say a powerful explosion has killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in a hotel filled with wedding guests. Police said they had found traces of a bomb in the ruins of the budget hotel hours after the Sunday night blast in the port city of Zamboanga on Mindanao […]

Philippines Wants Arroyo Detained

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine prosecutors said in a court hearing Friday that they want former president Gloria Arroyo held in a detention center after a doctor said she is well enough to be released from the hospital. Government lawyer Maria Juana Valleza asked the court to order Ms. Arroyo’s transfer to a detention facility at a Manila police […]

Former Philippine Leader Gloria Arroyo Arrested in Hospital

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has been arrested in her hospital room on electoral fraud charges, the latest in a high-profile case heightened by the former leader’s attempt to leave the country for medical treatment. A Philippine official who served Ms. Arroyo with an arrest warrant Friday said the former leader would be permitted to […]

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