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7 Killed in Philippines Earthquake

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine officials say a strong earthquake has rocked the central Philippines, killing at least 7 people, with others missing. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.7-magnitude quake struck late Monday morning at a depth of 20 kilometers. The quake was centered in a narrow strait just off Negros Island. A three-story building collapsed and several […]

7 Killed in Philippines Earthquake

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine officials say a strong earthquake has rocked the central Philippines, killing at least 7 people, with others missing. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.8-magnitude quake struck late Monday morning, north of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island at a depth of 46 kilometers. The Associated Press reports the earthquake and the multiple […]

1 Child Killed in Philippines Earthquake

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit the central Philippines, killing a child. The Survey says the quake struck Monday just before noon, north of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island at a depth of 46 kilometers. The chief of the Office of Civil Defense said one child died when a […]

Philippine Troops Search for Bodies of Slain Militant Leaders

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine military says it has not recovered the bodies of three senior Islamist militants killed Thursday in a U.S.-backed air raid on the remote southern island of Jolo. A military spokesman says troops were still searching the jungle camp near Parang town for the remains of Umbra Jumdail, a leader in the Philippine-based Abu […]

Philippine Military Strike Kills Three Top-Ranking Terrorists

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippine military says it has killed three of southeast Asia’s top Islamist militants in a U.S.-backed air raid on the remote southern island of Jolo. The three terrorist leaders have been identified as Umbra Jumdail, a leader in the Abu Sayyaf group, and Jemaah Islamiyah leaders Zulkifli bin Hir and Abdullah Ali. Zulkifli bin […]

Philippine Military Strike Kills Three Top-Ranking Terrorists

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine military says a trio of senior leaders of two al-Qaida-linked terrorist groups have been killed in an air raid on the remote southern island of Jolo. The three terrorist leaders have been identified as Umbra Jumdail, a leader in the Abu Sayyaf group, and Jemaah Islamiyah leaders Zulkifli bin Hir and Abdullah Ali. […]

Philippines Looking to Boost ‘Deterrence’ in Talks with US

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippines says it is considering a U.S. proposal to deploy surveillance planes on its territory to enhance Manila’s ability to patrol disputed areas in the South China Sea. That position was put forward Friday by Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. Like other countries in the region, the Philippines has claims to parts of the […]

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Report: Philippines May Allow Expanded US Military Presence

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is reportedly negotiating a deal with the Philippines to expand the U.S. military presence in the Pacific island nation. The Washington Post Thursday quoted officials from both governments as saying the negotiations are in the early stages, but that both sides are favorably inclined to a deal. The paper said the two […]

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Philippine Police Arrest Suspect in Kidnapping of US Missionary Couple

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine police say they have arrested an Islamic militant suspected of involvement in the 2001 kidnapping of an American missionary couple. Security officials said Tuesday the man, known as “Abu Ismael,” was captured on the remote southern island of Basilan. They said he is a member of the Abu Sayyaf terror group, which is linked […]

US Senators Predict No Clashes with China in Asia

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Two leading U.S. senators say Washington will continue to arm its allies in the Pacific region amid maritime disputes with China, but that confrontation with Beijing is not likely. Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman made their comments Tuesday as they started a three-day visit to Manila, where they and two other U.S. senators are […]

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