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1 killed as bomb hits Filipino governor's convoy

A car bomb in the southern Philippines killed one person and wounded seven on Monday in an attack targeting a governor who took office after many of his relatives were slain in the country's worst pol

Philippine storm toll hits 52 as more go missing

The death toll from tropical storm Nock-ten rose to 52 in the Philippines even as another approaching storm left two more people missing, the civil defence office said Sunday.

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Philippines storm death toll rises to 41


The death toll in the Philippines from tropical storm Nock-ten climbed to 41 on Friday, as millions of people across the main island of Luzon mopped up after a week of heavy rain, officials said.


Two Indians, Nileema Mishra and Harish Hande, figure in this year's Magsaysay Award

Nileema Mishra, a woman lender to the poorest in Maharashtra, and US-trained Indian engineer Harish Hande, who revolutionised use of solar lights, are among six people who have been awarded Asia's pre

Philippine pair charged over animal torture videos


A Philippine couple have been charged for making dozens of videos showing teenage girls torturing and killing animals, an animal rights group said Tuesday.

The videos were sold via secretive Internet

Four earthquakes hit Philippines


Four earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 5 to 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Philippines early on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

The tremblors hit Philippines' Negros Occidental province, with the late

Philippine bishops face probe over illegal gifts

The Roman Catholic church in the Philippines is probing allegations that some bishops illegally received luxury vehicles from the state lottery.

Bishops named in press reports are to be asked to expl

Philippines wants US help to contain China


Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Tuesday the country needed help from long-time ally the United States in its increasingly tense dispute with China over rival claims in the South China sea.

Slum-dweller wins $8 million in lottery

An illiterate, slum-dwelling Philippine carpenter who was too poor to send his six children to school became an instant millionaire on Thursday with the country's second biggest-ever lottery win.


Nine dead as storm slams into Philippines


Tropical storm Aere slammed into the eastern Philippine coast on Sunday, bringing heavy rains and landslides that have so far killed nine people and forced thousands to leave their homes.

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