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Typhoon Rai leaves over 100 dead in Philippines; rescue ops, efforts to deliver supplies ramp up
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Typhoon Rai leaves over 100 dead in Philippines; rescue ops, efforts to deliver supplies ramp up

The storm knocked out communications and electricity in many areas, ripped off roofs, damaged hospitals, toppled concrete power poles and flooded villages

Typhoon Conson causes power outages in eastern Philippines after landfall at Hernani
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Typhoon Conson causes power outages in eastern Philippines after landfall at Hernani

The metro region of Philippines' capital, Manila, is under level one warning, which means strong winds are expected within the next 36 hours

At least 31 dead, 50 rescued after Philippine military plane with 92 onboard crashes in Sulu province
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At least 31 dead, 50 rescued after Philippine military plane with 92 onboard crashes in Sulu province

The C-130 aircraft crashed after missing the runway shortly before noon on Sunday in Bangkal village of the mountainous town of Patikul in Sulu province

Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report
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Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report

The report focuses on seven cities which are - Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei and Manila.

Phillipines demands withdrawal of over 200 Chinese vessels from South China Sea reef held by Manila
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Phillipines demands withdrawal of over 200 Chinese vessels from South China Sea reef held by Manila

Chinese fishing fleets have long been suspected of being utilised as maritime militias to help assert Beijing’s territorial claims

No damage reported after 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippines
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No damage reported after 7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said no tsunami warning was issued, but warned of aftershocks

Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Friday said Rodrigo Duterte also approved during a meeting with cabinet officials the extension of a lockdown in metropolitan Manila and several provinces and cities up to 15 May.

Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China; 44-yr-old from Wuhan infected before landing in Manila, say officials
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Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China; 44-yr-old from Wuhan infected before landing in Manila, say officials

The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures.

Bengaluru most traffic-congested city in the world, four Indian cities on list of top 10: Report
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Bengaluru most traffic-congested city in the world, four Indian cities on list of top 10: Report

Bengaluru is the most traffic-congested city in the world, according to a report released by location technology company TomTom

Lava erupts from Taal volcano in Philippines, tens of thousands of people evacuate their villages
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Lava erupts from Taal volcano in Philippines, tens of thousands of people evacuate their villages

The last time the volcano’s eruption has a disastrous effect was in 1965, when more than 200 people were killed.

Philippine’s Taal volcano spews lava, ash for third consecutive day; over 30,000 evacuated from Batangas, Cavite provinces
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Philippine’s Taal volcano spews lava, ash for third consecutive day; over 30,000 evacuated from Batangas, Cavite provinces

A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava, ash and steam and trembled constantly Tuesday on the third day of an eruption that could portend a much bigger and dangerous eruption, officials warned as tens of thousands of people fled ash-blanketed villages

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ashfall spreads to Manila, forcing people to flee; city's airport, schools, offices shut
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Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ashfall spreads to Manila, forcing people to flee; city's airport, schools, offices shut

Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools

Manila ex-banker gets jail, $109 million fine in cyberheist that saw $81 million stolen from Bangladesh's Central bank
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Manila ex-banker gets jail, $109 million fine in cyberheist that saw $81 million stolen from Bangladesh's Central bank

Shadowy hackers transferred the cash in 2016 from Bangladesh's US accounts to Philippine bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC), where it was swiftly withdrawn

Four dead in landslide caused by storm in central Philippines; 12,000 people evacuated from Bicol region
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Four dead in landslide caused by storm in central Philippines; 12,000 people evacuated from Bicol region

Three members of a family were buried in a landslide in Legazpi City southeast of Manila while a woman was crushed by another landslide in Bulan town as heavy rains brought by the storm loosened the earth.

Asia Water 2018 forum: ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific have no improved access to water
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Asia Water 2018 forum: ADB president says 300 million people in Asia-Pacific have no improved access to water

More than 800 gathered on Tuesday at the ADB headquarters in Manila for the opening of the Asia Water Forum 2018.

Landslide kills 18 in Phillipines' Naga in Cebu province; mayor says at least 64 people still missing
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Landslide kills 18 in Phillipines' Naga in Cebu province; mayor says at least 64 people still missing

Phillipines' Cebu province was not directly hit by Mangkhut but the massive typhoon intensified monsoon rains across a large part of the archipelago, including the central region where Naga city lies about 570 kilometres southeast of Manila

Philippines braces for Typhoon Mangkhut: Over 9,000 people moved to temporary shelters, emergency response teams on standby
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Philippines braces for Typhoon Mangkhut: Over 9,000 people moved to temporary shelters, emergency response teams on standby

Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to barrel through the northernmost tip of the Philippines early on Saturday.

Philippines: Ronda mayor Mariano Blanco III shot dead inside municipal office, is 16th official to be killed since country's crackdown on drugs
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Philippines: Ronda mayor Mariano Blanco III shot dead inside municipal office, is 16th official to be killed since country's crackdown on drugs

The mayor of Ronda, a city in central Philippines, was shot dead on Wednesday morning when several men broke into his office,

Rodrigo Duterte threatens to kill 100 Philippines police officers accused of corruption, abuse of power
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Rodrigo Duterte threatens to kill 100 Philippines police officers accused of corruption, abuse of power

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kill 100 police officers accused of corruption and abuse of power

Prove God's existence with picture or selfie, and I will immediately resign, says Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte
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Prove God's existence with picture or selfie, and I will immediately resign, says Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.