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5 dead as twin quakes rattle Philippines

MANILA -- Five people were killed and 12 injured in two earthquakes that struck the archipelago of Batanes north of Philippines' main Luzon island...

Earthquake hits Japan & Philippines

Hongkong - An earthquake measuring 6.1-magnitude jolted 169 km northwest of Naze, Japan, at 00:57:43 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Xinhua News...

Duterte: Philippine military offensive in Marawi hampered by hostages

Islamic militants are holding 300 hostages in besieged Marawi City in the southern Philippines, preventing government forces from launching a major assault to end the eight-week conflict

IS threat looms in the Philippines as Marawi battle rages on

Manila – Camalia Baunto cries softly as she recalls her last phone conversation with her husband. He has now been trapped in the fighting zone in...

13 Philippine marines dead; US joins offensive against militants

Manila  – Thirteen Philippine marines were killed in a gun battle with Islamist militants in Marawi City, the military said Saturday, as the United...

Priest held by Philippine militants begs Duterte to withdraw forces

Marawi City, Philippines – A Catholic priest abducted by Islamist militants who have laid seige to a southern Philippine city said he was being...

Key Abu Sayyaf leader killed in Philippine clash

Manila - Philippine security forces have killed a leader of  the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group who was suspected to be behind the beheading of...

Philippine legislators approve restoration of death penalty

Manila  – Philippine legislators approved on Tuesday the restoration of the death penalty for drug-related offences in the country, 11 years after the punishment was...

Philippine troops recover body of beheaded German hostage

Manila – Philippine troops have recovered the body of a 70-year-old German man beheaded by Islamist militants last week, a military commander said Sunday. The...

Berlin confirms murder of German hostage in the Philippines

Berlin/Manila– Berlin confirmed on Monday the murder of a German hostage by the militant Islamist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines with Chancellor...