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Twin blasts in Philippine capital kill at least 2

Twin blasts in Philippine capital kill at least 2

Two explosions in the Philippine capital on Saturday night killed two people and injured six others, police said, just over a week after another blast in the same area. An initial blast occurred around 6:00pm (1000 GMT) on Saturday near a mosque in Quiapo, one of the older parts of Manila where there are big […]

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Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

Sep 18, – Life in a southern Philippine city at the center of a hostage crisis is slowly returning to normal, as troops went house-to-house Wednesday searching for the remaining Muslim rebels and their hostages in a 10-day standoff that displaced more than 100,000 people. As the worst fighting in years between Muslim rebels and government […]

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Philippines president vows to defend territory amid China Sea dispute

Philippines president vows to defend territory amid China Sea dispute

June12, MANILA, Philippines (AP) — He said in a speech marking the 115th anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain that the Philippines has not claimed territory that clearly belongs to another country but only asks that “our territory, rights and dignity be respected.” Philippine President Benigno Aquino III vowed Wednesday his country will not […]

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Communist rebels ambush convoy of Philippine elite police, kill 7

Communist rebels ambush convoy of Philippine elite police, kill 7

May 27, MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The members of the elite police Special Action Force were en route to a hospital for a regular medical test when the rebels, hiding in the bush along the road, detonated the explosive device and sprayed the vehicle with gunfire, said the regional police director, Chief Superintendent Rodrigo de […]

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