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Philippines rushes aid as floods kill 66


Philippine authorities scrambled to provide food and other emergency provisions on Saturday to more than two million people affected by widespread flooding, as the death toll rose to 66, officials said.

Indian man escapes from militants in Philippines

An Indian man escaped from al-Qaeda-linked militants on Friday after being held captive in the southern Philippines for nearly 14 months.

Bijo Kolara Veetil escaped before dawn Friday as his Abu Sayy

More than one million battle Philippine floods


More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on Wednesday amid relentless monsoon rains, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy on roofs.

Philippine floods claims lives


At least five people were killed and seven were missing on Tuesday as torrential rains triggered a landslide and widespread flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby areas, officials said.

A man

Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 37

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Saola has risen to 37 and is expected to go even higher as new rains worsened flooding, the government said on Friday.

Monsoon rains continued to batter

Ex-Philippine leader Arroyo wins bail


A Philippine court on Wednesday granted ex-president Gloria Arroyo bail, saying the charge of vote fraud for which she has been detained for eight months is weak.

The Pasay City regional trial court,

Philippines wants US spy plane help in China dispute

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Monday he may ask the United States to deploy spy planes in the South China Sea to help monitor the disputed waters, a move that may reignite tension with its giant neighbour China

Guinness names 20.24 feet crocodile as the largest in captivity

Guinness World Records has declared that a huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks in the southern Philippines is the largest in captivity in the world. The giant reptile has brought pride, fear, tou

China issues warnings on Philippines


China told its citizens on Thursday they were not safe in the Philippines and its state media warned of war, as a month-long row over rival claims in the South China Sea threatened to spill out of con

India to cut subsidies to 1.75 per cent of GDP in 3 years: Pranab Mukherjee


The Indian government is committed to bringing down subsidies to below two per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in the current fiscal and cut it further to 1.75 per cent in the next

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