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Stories with place: Philippines
  • Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday.

  • Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 8:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities.

  • Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 8:10 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.

  • The Latest on Philippines: Deaths revised to 35; 20 missing story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The latest on the ferry sinking in the Philippines (all times local):

  • Top Philippine police chief ordered dismissed over contract 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' anti-graft prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the national police chief and 10 other officers dismissed from the service for approving a contract to deliver gun licenses with a courier company that had no track record.

  • US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 8:47 pm

    LONDON - The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.

  • Filipino LGBT people celebrate Gay Pride, US court decision 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 9:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Several hundred gays, lesbians and transgender people held a Gay Pride rally Saturday in the Philippine capital to push for LGBT rights and to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing gay marriages in all U.S. states as a victory for their cause.

  • Philippine officials say China island-building in full swing story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 9:55 pm

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs that are also claimed by the Philippines in an increasingly tense territorial dispute, Filipino officials said, despite Beijing's pronouncement that some work would end soon.

  • Philippine officials say China island-building in full swing 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 2:20 am

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - Philippine officials say China has continued with its major island-making work in at least two reefs in the South China Sea's Spratly island chain, casting doubt on a Chinese pronouncement that some of its massive construction in seven sites there would end soon.

  • India loses out as Asia teams turn to overseas soccer talent 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:51 pm

    When a country with a population of 180,000 is victorious over a nation of more than a billion in the football arena, it would normally be classed as a shock.

  • ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 6:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday.

  • Militant bombings kill 2 soldiers in southern Philippines 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 12:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Two Philippine soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in bomb attacks by Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern province, the military said Wednesday.

  • Japan navy drill in South China Sea may lead to larger role story has photos
    Updated: Jun-23-15 9:00 am

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - A tiny military exercise in the Philippines this week may presage something much bigger: the entry of Japan into the tussle for control of the South China Sea.

  • Philippines holds drills with US, Japan near disputed sea 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 10:22 am

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines - The Philippines launched separate naval exercises with the United States and Japan on Monday on an island province facing the disputed South China Sea, displaying its security alliances amid an increasingly tense territorial rift with Beijing.

  • THE LATEST: Filipino activists encouraged by pope's message story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:02 am

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  • ADB: Asia must boost investment in clean energy 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:27 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the last decade but must boost investment and its use of energy efficiency technology to meet rising demand and cope with climate change, Asian Development Bank officials and other experts said Wednesday.

  • Filipino Muslim rebels lay down arms to reinforce peace deal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 9:35 am

    SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines - The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines handed over dozens of assault weapons Tuesday in a symbolic gesture to reinforce a peace pact stalled by a public outcry over the killings earlier this year of dozens of police commandos in a fierce battle with insurgents.

  • Australian pleads not guilty to child abuse in Philippines 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 6:29 am

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines - An Australian man and his Filipino girlfriend pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of raping and trafficking two girls aged 9 and 12 in a southern Philippine city.

  • Philippine volcano spews ash, no violent eruption expected 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 5:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine volcano spewed plumes of ash Tuesday, but volcanologists say the steam-driven explosions do not indicate an imminent violent eruption.

  • Philippines airs program about sea disputes with China 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 10:23 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government broadcast a television program on Friday aimed at boosting public opposition to China's increasingly assertive moves to press its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.

  • Nevada court blocks Philippine province's Barrick Gold suit 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 6:55 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A Philippine island province that experienced mining waste disasters in the 1990s lost a final appeal Thursday to have a Nevada state court hear its claim for damages against Barrick Gold Corp.

  • Singing, dancing brotherhood lifting Philippines rugby 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:18 am

    SINGAPORE - Jolly Gomez devised a unique benchmark for recruiting overseas-born players for the Philippines: If you can remember your mother forcing you to get up and sing in front of the family, you're in.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: US ups pressure with overflights story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 8:19 pm

    The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons known as the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potentially gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.