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Philippine rescuers search for quake survivors


Rescuers were fanning out across the central Philippines on Tuesday after a powerful earthquake triggered landslides, collapsed homes and killed dozens of people.

The 6.8-magnitude quake hit a narrow

Strong 6.8 quake hits central Philippines

A strong 6.8 earthquake hit the central Philippines on Monday but there was no danger of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

The quake hit 70 kilometres (44 miles) north of the city of Dumaguet

Secret's out: Philippine president dating South Korean


Philippine-Korean relations have suddenly gotten warmer. The Philippines' bachelor president, Benigno Aquino III, told reporters on Wednesday that, yes, he is dating again.

This time it's a South Ko

Philippine storm toll exceeds 1,000


The toll of dead and missing from a cyclone that swept the southern Philippines has exceeded 1,000, a government agency said Tuesday as cities prepared mass burials for the victims.

The government di

Aquino's anti-graft drive risks Philippine instability


Philippine President Benigno Aquino has locked horns with what he calls an obstructionist judiciary beholden to his predecessor, but his anti-corruption zeal risks plunging the country into instabilit

Rising risk of Eurozone-US recession threaten Asian economies: ADB


Economic growth in emerging East Asia will continue to moderate in 2012 as growing sovereign debt problems in Europe and an anaemic US economy raise the spectre of a deep global economic downturn, the

Philippines asks SKorea for military help


Philippine President Benigno Aquino asked his visiting counterpart from South Korean on Monday for aircraft, boats and other hardware to help boost his country's military, amid rising tensions with Ch

Clinton urges peaceful resolution to South China Sea dispute


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged claimants to the South China Sea not to resort to intimidation to push their cause in the potentially oil-rich waters, an indirect reference to

Philippines welcomes symbolic '7 billionth baby'


The Philippines welcomed one of the world's symbolic 'seven billionth' babies on Monday, after she arrived to a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run hospital.

Weighing 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds),

India's baby Nargis one of world's seven-billionth inhabitant


The world's population touched another milestone today as India and the Philippines welcomed 'symbolic' seventh-billionth babies.

A baby girl, born to 23-year-old Vinita and Ajay at a local communit

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