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Philippine city holds mass circumcision for youths


Hundreds of boys in a Philippine city turned out on Saturday for a daylong ‘circumcision party’ to provide a safe, free procedure for a rite of passage that most local males undergo as preteens.


Food prices could push millions into poverty - ADB


Surging food prices could push millions of people in Asia into extreme poverty and threaten the durability of the region's world-leading economic recovery, the Asian Development Bank said on Tuesday.

Philippines detects radiation from Japan

Small amounts of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant have been detected in the Philippines, the government said on Tuesday, while emphasising the traces posed no danger to humans.

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Philippine military probes facebook abuse video

The Philippine military said on Saturday they are investigating a purported torture video posted on facebook that appears to show uniformed soldiers abusing defenceless prisoners.

Clan wars complicate Philippine unrest: ICRC

Clan wars are complicating the security situation in insurgency-ridden parts of the Philippines, distracting the government from peace-building efforts, the Red Cross warned on Thursday.

Outspoken journalist murdered in Philippines

An outspoken radio broadcaster in the Philippines was shot dead on Monday, the police said, becoming the latest journalist to be murdered in one of the world's most dangerous countries for the media.

Philippines faces more rain as flood deaths mount

Hundreds of thousands of people already reeling from floods across the Philippines have been told to expect further heavy rains until March, authorities said Tuesday, as the disaster death toll rose to 53.

Philippine floods death toll reaches 51

The death toll from nearly three weeks of torrential rains that caused flooding and landslides across large parts of the Philippines rose to 51 on Monday, officials said.

Six dead in communist clashes in Philippines

Six people were killed in fresh clashes between communist insurgents and government forces in the Philippines just days before both sides begin exploratory peace talks, security officials said Saturda

UN driver shot dead in Philippines

A gunman shot dead a filipino driver delivering rice for the United Nations in the restive southern Philippines, the agency said on Sunday.

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