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Plastic fantastic for Filipino Superman fan

A Philippine man obsessed with Superman has gone under the knife in a bizarre attempt to transform himself into his comic book hero, a report said on Monday.

Herbert Chavez, 35, has had plastic surge

US apologises for sex tourism remark: Philippines


The US ambassador to the Philippines has apologised for his controversial remark that 40 per cent of male tourists visit the country for sex, the foreign department said Saturday.

Harry Thomas sent t

3 killed in Philippine military helicopter crash

The Philippine military says three air force personnel were killed when a helicopter carrying supplies to troops fighting militants on a southern island crashed after its engine failed.

7 dead as Typhoon Nesat strikes Philippines


At least seven people were killed as Typhoon Nesat smashed the Philippines, authorities said Tuesday, with the capital of Manila enduring waist-deep floods, blackouts and dramatic storm surges.

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Evacuations as typhoon nears Philippines

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Philippine authorities on Monday evacuated more than 100,000 people, closed schools and grounded flights as one of the biggest typhoons of the year bore down on the Southeast Asian country.

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ADB trims India's growth forecast


Asia's emerging economies will grow robustly into 2012, led once again by China, although troubles in the United States, Europe and Japan will clip their momentum, the Asian Development Bank said in a

Captured giant croc not eating, checked for stress


A 20-foot (6.1-meter) saltwater crocodile that may be the world's largest in captivity has not eaten since it was captured in the Philippines.

Officials are closely monitoring the croc nicknamed 'Lol

Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines


Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town, an official said Monday.

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Super-typhoon leaves 16 dead in Philippines


Super-typhoon Nanmadol left at least 16 people dead after hitting the Philippines, and the toll is expected to rise as hopes of finding those missing fade, the civil defence chief said on Monday.


Super-typhoon Nanmadol lashes Philippines


Super-typhoon Nanmadol battered the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing landslides that left at least four people dead or missing, civil defence officials said

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