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Five dead, nine injured in third powerful earthquake to have struck Philippines’ Mindanao in two weeks; rescue operations underway
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Five dead, nine injured in third powerful earthquake to have struck Philippines’ Mindanao in two weeks; rescue operations underway

A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday, killing at least five people and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previous deadly tremors in recent weeks.

Philippines's Mindanao Island rocked by 6.6-magnitude earthquake; injuries and damage yet to be confirmed
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Philippines's Mindanao Island rocked by 6.6-magnitude earthquake; injuries and damage yet to be confirmed

A 6.6-magnitude quake struck the southern Philippines on Tuesday, authorities said, causing injuries and damaging buildings in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.

6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippine island of Mindanao, tsunami warning issued
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6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Philippine island of Mindanao, tsunami warning issued

The earthquake struck southeast of Davao City at a depth of 59 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said, while the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said "hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible" along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines.

Philippines mall fire: 37 killed in Davao city as fire tears through shopping mall, firefighters battle blaze
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Philippines mall fire: 37 killed in Davao city as fire tears through shopping mall, firefighters battle blaze

At least 37 people, including call centre staff from an American firm, are believed to have perished in a fire that tore through a shopping mall in Davao

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin: Death toll rises to 133 as rescuers pull dozens of bodies from a swollen river
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Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin: Death toll rises to 133 as rescuers pull dozens of bodies from a swollen river

The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines climbed swiftly to 133 on Saturday, as rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river

Tropical Storm Tembin unleashes havoc in Philippines as death toll rises to 30
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Tropical Storm Tembin unleashes havoc in Philippines as death toll rises to 30

The death toll from a tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 30, officials said on Saturday.

Philippines military needs 20,000 more troops to tackle Islamic State seige in Marawi, says president Duterte
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Philippines military needs 20,000 more troops to tackle Islamic State seige in Marawi, says president Duterte

The militants, waving the black Islamic State flag, have occupied parts of Marawi since 23 May, prompting Duterte to declare martial law in the entire southern region of Mindanao.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards wounded in ambush by suspected Communist rebels
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards wounded in ambush by suspected Communist rebels

Four of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards were shot and wounded by suspected communist rebels a day after the insurgents warned of attacks

Rodrigo Duterte-declared martial law enters week 4 as Philippines Army struggles to fight Islamists
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Rodrigo Duterte-declared martial law enters week 4 as Philippines Army struggles to fight Islamists

Fighting in Marawi City in the southern Philippines entered its fourth week on Tuesday with military officials conceding that troops were struggling to loosen the grip of Islamist fighters on downtown precincts despite relentless bombing.

Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held Marawi city
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Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held Marawi city

Embattled Philippine troops struggling to drive Islamist militants from a southern city raised the national flag for Independence Day on Monday, in a tearful ceremony dedicated to the scores killed during the conflict.

Philippines' death toll climbs to 95; clashes continue for sixth day between army and militants
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Philippines' death toll climbs to 95; clashes continue for sixth day between army and militants

Government troops have found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte uses rape joke to reassure soldiers accused of abuses, war crimes
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte uses rape joke to reassure soldiers accused of abuses, war crimes

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and joked that if any of them were to rape, he would claim responsibility for it

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says martial law could last a year
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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says martial law could last a year

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that the martial law imposed in Mindanao could last for a year. The martial law was imposed on Tuesday night.

Philippines: 6.8 earthquake hits off Philippine coast, tsunami warning issued
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Philippines: 6.8 earthquake hits off Philippine coast, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake of 6.8-magnitude struck off the Philippines early on Saturday, officials said, damaging several buildings and injuring two people, as panicked residents fled the coast following a tsunami warning

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines, no casualties reported
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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines, no casualties reported

A strong earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Sunday, briefly panicking residents, the government volcanology office said.

Millions in the dark after massive power outage in Philippines
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Millions in the dark after massive power outage in Philippines

The power cuts began before dawn and affected heavily populated areas in Mindanao, home to a quarter of the country's nearly 100 million population.