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Philippine army says 18 killed in rebel clashes

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:33AM UTC Comments Off

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military official says 17 Muslim rebels from a breakaway faction and a soldier have died in renewed clashes in the south of the country....

Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:16AM UTC Comments Off Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says a Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militiamen in Libya has been beheaded by his captors. He’s the first Filipino casualty since the civil strife erupted anew in the North African state since the first civil war that toppled Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in 2011. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman...

Philippines President Aquino hit with impeachment complaint

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 6:25PM UTC Comments Off Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Twenty-eight Filipinos, including prominent activists, have filed an impeachment complaint against Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for implementing a major economic stimulus program that the Supreme Court has declared partly unconstitutional....

Philippines president – a smoker – OKs new cigarette health warnings

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:31AM UTC Comments Off Philippine President Benigno Aquino. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, a known smoker, has signed a law that requires tobacco companies to put scary health warnings on cigarette packs in a country where tens of thousands of people die every year from tobacco-linked diseases....

Military: Germans abducted by extremists in southern Philippines

By Thu, Jul 17, 2014 7:28PM UTC Comments Off Military: Germans abducted by extremists in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say they have verified that two missing German tourists were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are being held “unharmed” by the al-Qaida-linked gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south. Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero said Thursday that the government has ordered troops to locate...

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