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Philippines probes diplomat in Canada 'nanny trafficking'

The Philippine government said Saturday it was investigating a Filipina diplomat charged in Canada for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of her nanny.

Philippines probes diplomat in Canada 'nanny trafficking'
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Five dead in Philippine motorbike 'shooting spree': police

Two men on a motorcycle killed five people in an apparent shooting spree in a suburb of the Philippine capital on Sunday, a police official said.

Five dead in Philippine motorbike 'shooting spree': police
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15 dead as Philippines battles Islamic militants

The Philippine military said Wednesday it had launched an air and ground assault against Islamic militants wanted for a spate of kidnappings, with 14 militants and one soldier killed in the clashes.

15 dead as Philippines battles Islamic militants
Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing
Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing

On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.

Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing
Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds

Thousands of people flocked to rural fields in the Philippines on Friday to witness the gruesome spectacle of men being crucified in their annual Easter re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.

Philippines' Easter crucifixons draw huge crowds
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'
Philippines, Muslim rebels set for historic peace deal
Philippines, Muslim rebels set for historic peace deal

The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines will sign a peace deal on Thursday aimed at ending four decades of deadly conflict that has condemned millions in the nation's far south to brutal poverty.

Philippines, Muslim rebels set for historic peace deal
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Forest fire hits 'sacred' Philippine mountain

A forest fire was raging atop a Philippine mountain, threatening endangered plants and animals in an area also considered by some local sects as a holy place.

Forest fire hits 'sacred' Philippine mountain
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Philippine Internet providers to install child porn filters

The Philippines said Monday it would require Internet service providers to install filters to block access to child pornography.

Philippine Internet providers to install child porn filters
Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN
Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN

Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season.

Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers to reap harvest: UN
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Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a controversial cybercrime law penalising online libel is constitutional, amid claims it is intended to curb Internet freedom in one of Asia's most freewheeling democracies.

Philippine Supreme Court says law on online libel constitutional
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Philippine capital braces for traffic nightmare

Residents of the Philippine capital got the first taste Monday of a traffic nightmare that will likely worsen and drag on for four years.

Philippine capital braces for traffic nightmare
Tens of thousands in Philippine sect's walk for typhoon aid
Tens of thousands in Philippine sect's walk for typhoon aid

Tens of thousands of members of a Philippine sect took to the streets in Manila on Saturday in a charity walk to raise funds for survivors of the country's deadliest typhoon.

Tens of thousands in Philippine sect's walk for typhoon aid
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Humour trumps good looks in Philippines

Ugly people with a sense of humour appear to trump their good-looking but dull peers in the Philippines' dating game.

Humour trumps good looks in Philippines
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Glencore Xstrata 'to pull out' of Philippine mining project

Swiss mining giant Glencore Xstrata is expected to pull out of a $5.9 billion gold-copper mining project in the Philippines, its Australian partner Indophil said.

Glencore Xstrata 'to pull out' of Philippine mining project
Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast
Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast

Two journalists at a major Philippine TV broadcaster were injured on Saturday after a bomb exploded as they were covering fighting between soldiers and hardline Muslim rebels, a military commander said.

Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast
Philippines stands firm in diplomatic row with Hong Kong
Philippines stands firm in diplomatic row with Hong Kong

The Philippines insisted Thursday it would not apologise for a 2010 hostage crisis in which Hong Kong tourists died, saying its response to the tragedy had been generous and compassionate.

Philippines stands firm in diplomatic row with Hong Kong
Thousands flee more floods in southern Philippines
Thousands flee more floods in southern Philippines

Thousands of people are fleeing rising floodwaters in a fresh round of evacuations in the southern Philippines, officials said Friday as the death toll from a week of bad weather rose to 34.

Thousands flee more floods in southern Philippines
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International probe cracks Philippine child web sex ring

An international probe has cracked a paedophile ring which streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children over the Internet, leading to dozens of arrests, police in the Philippines.

International probe cracks Philippine child web sex ring
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24 wounded in Philippine school blast

A suspected improvised bomb attack at a university campus in the Philippines, has left 24 people wounded -- many critically -- including students and teachers.

24 wounded in Philippine school blast