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Philippines' President Benigno Aquino. ©Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'

Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologised on Wednesday for failures in air conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst.

Philippine leader apologises over 'world's worst airport'
Vilma Bautista (C), the ex-secretary of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, smiles after her sentencing at the Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, January 13, 2014.  ©Reuters/Shannon Stapleto
Ex-Marcos aide sentenced over sale of Monet painting

A US judge sentenced a former personal secretary to Imelda Marcos to two to six years in prison for conspiring to sell Impressionist masterpieces belonging to the Manila government.

Ex-Marcos aide sentenced over sale of Monet painting
Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade
Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade

Hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees poured into Manila Thursday for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades honouring an ebony statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers.

Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade

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