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Quakes destroy homes in southern Philippines

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 3:34PM UTC Quakes destroy homes in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people. Eduardo Buenacosa, disaster officer of Makilala municipality in North Cotabato province, says a magnitude-5 quake, the strongest of the tremors that shook the area Saturday,

Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 3:02PM UTC Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say a storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital has gained strength and battered the country’s northern most provinces with heavy downpours and strong winds.

Filipino peacekeepers leave Golan Heights 2 weeks early

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:26PM UTC Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says the bulk of Filipino peacekeepers of more than 240 soldiers have pulled out two weeks early from the U.N. mission in the Golan Heights due to escalating fighting in the region.

Philippines arrests 43 in cybersex raids

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:00AM UTC Philippines arrests 43 in cybersex raids

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities say they have arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide.

UN report: Disasters to displace more people

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 2:37PM UTC Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk through the ruins in the streets of Tacloban in November last year. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International aid officials say that more people are being displaced because of climate change-driven natural disasters and growth in the world’s poorest cities.

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