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Philippine air force plane crash kills 2 pilots

By Sat, Jan 31, 2015 8:16PM UTC Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine air force says two pilots were killed when one of its Italian-made light planes crashed into the sea.

Abdulbasit Usman: The one that got away in bloody PH raid

By Sat, Jan 31, 2015 4:42PM UTC Philippine National Police salute for the final sendoff as a van with one of the remains of 44 special commandos leaves Camp Bagong Diwa for its final journey to his hometown Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at suburban Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines. Southeast Asia's top terrorist suspect has evaded capture and survived several military assaults in the southern Philippines, where police now await DNA results to confirm if he is the man killed in the Jan. 25 raid that left 44 police commandos dead. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

He was one of the ‘high-valued’ targets of the bloody raid that left 44 members of the elite Philippine police unit Special Action Forces dead in the aftermath. He was a big fish. But the one that got away, however. Abdulbasit ‘Basit’ Usman is a slippery bomb expert who can be deceptively calm under intense police interrogation.

Philippines mourns 44 police commandos, hunts terror suspect

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:36PM UTC Relatives of the 44 elite police commandos killed last Sunday, during the Philippines' biggest single-day combat loss in recent years, mourn at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos.

Philippines warns ASEAN over China reef reclamation

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:50AM UTC A Chinese vessel, top center, is used to expand structures and land on the Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines and Chigua by China, at the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to jointly demand that China stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs.

Philippine mayor arrested, escorted to graft hearing

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:43PM UTC Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of the Philippines’ main financial district has been arrested for contempt and escorted to a Senate hearing to answer allegations of corruption after he repeatedly snubbed the legislature.

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