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US needles China again as Kamala Harris visits Philippine island near China-claimed waters
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US needles China again as Kamala Harris visits Philippine island near China-claimed waters

China has for some time claimed sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea region and has also ignored an international court ruling that its claims have no legal basis

US Vice President  Kamala Harris to visit frontline Philippines island facing South China Sea
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US Vice President Kamala Harris to visit frontline Philippines island facing South China Sea

Harris will be the highest-ranking US leader to visit the frontier island at the forefront of the long-seething territorial disputes involving China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan

Philippines: Floods, landslides leave 72 dead, dozens feared missing
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Philippines: Floods, landslides leave 72 dead, dozens feared missing

Floodwaters rapidly rose in many low-lying villages, forcing some residents to climb onto their roofs, where they were rescued by army troops, police and volunteers

Philippines students design creative anti-cheating hats during engineering exams
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Philippines students design creative anti-cheating hats during engineering exams

The viewers wasted no time to appreciate the smart ideas adopted by the students.

Philippines: Evacuations begin as powerful Typhoon Noru approaches
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Philippines: Evacuations begin as powerful Typhoon Noru approaches

Typhoon Noru, the 11th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, is expected to bring heavy to torrential rains over the capital region and nearby provinces

PM Modi speaks to Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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PM Modi speaks to Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos Jr

The two leaders reviewed various areas of bilateral engagement and expressed satisfaction at the rapid growth of cooperation between India and the Philippines

Fidel Ramos, former Philippines president who helped oust dictator Marcos, passes away at 94
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Fidel Ramos, former Philippines president who helped oust dictator Marcos, passes away at 94

As president, Ramos solved a crippling power crisis caused by years of under-investment in energy, and broke up cartels in telecommunications, aviation, and shipping -- boosting a moribund economy that reaped a period of renewed growth

Hundreds of aftershocks shake earthquake-hit northern Philippines
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Hundreds of aftershocks shake earthquake-hit northern Philippines

A 7.0 magnitude quake rippled across the mountainous area, toppling buildings, triggering landslides and shaking high-rise towers hundreds of kilometres away in the capital Manila

Man goes on vacation with wife’s meme-face pillow as she couldn't come; check viral posts here
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Man goes on vacation with wife’s meme-face pillow as she couldn't come; check viral posts here

According to a report in the Inquirer, Fortunado thought of the idea 'because I’m used to being with my wife, and we’re very clingy with each other'. He even added that while he had an argument with Joanne on the issue before he set off for the vacation, she soon came around

36 years after his dictator father was ousted, Ferdinand Marcos Jr sworn in as Philippines president
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36 years after his dictator father was ousted, Ferdinand Marcos Jr sworn in as Philippines president

In his inaugural speech, Marcos Jr defended the legacy of his late father, who he said accomplished many things that had not been done since the country’s independence

Government attorney for Philippines fatally shot in Philadelphia
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Government attorney for Philippines fatally shot in Philadelphia

No one was arrested, and no weapon has been found, police said. Authorities did not offer a suspected motive or say whether John Albert Laylo, his mother or the Uber driver were intentionally targeted

Philippines parliament proclaims Ferdinand Marcos Jr as president days after his landslide victory in polls
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Philippines parliament proclaims Ferdinand Marcos Jr as president days after his landslide victory in polls

He was the first presidential candidate to win an outright majority since his dictator father, who presided over widespread corruption and human rights abuses, was ousted by a popular revolt in 1986

US president Joe Biden hosts ASEAN to demonstrate US hasn't lost focus on the Pacific
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US president Joe Biden hosts ASEAN to demonstrate US hasn't lost focus on the Pacific

The ASEAN nations include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. However leaders from Myanmar and the Philippines, are not expected to attend the summit

How Ferdinand Marcos Jr's win in Philippines' election has put footwear back in the spotlight
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How Ferdinand Marcos Jr's win in Philippines' election has put footwear back in the spotlight

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr is the son of infamous Ferdinand Marcos Sr and Imelda Marcos. As First Lady, she was known particularly for her opulent lifestyle, eye for luxury and matchless shoe collection

Manny Pacquiao concedes defeat in Philippines presidential election
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Manny Pacquiao concedes defeat in Philippines presidential election

Manny Pacquiao, a fervent evangelical Christian, said he prayed for the success of the Marcos administration and that it would "uplift the lives and help many poor".

Manny Pacquiao gets knock out blow in Philippines presidential polls
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Manny Pacquiao gets knock out blow in Philippines presidential polls

An initial tally showed Manny Pacquiao picked up fewer than four million votes, or 6.8 percent of votes counted.

Foreign investors withdraw Rs 6,400 cr from Indian equity markets in May so far, according to data
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Foreign investors withdraw Rs 6,400 cr from Indian equity markets in May so far, according to data

Apart from India, other emerging markets, including Taiwan, South Korea and the Philippines witnessed outflows in the month of April to date

How a job scam revealed Rs 3,000 crore money laundering via cryptocurrencies
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How a job scam revealed Rs 3,000 crore money laundering via cryptocurrencies

Money from this racket has already been siphoned off to countries like China and the Philippines using cryptocurrency wallets like Binance, Smart Cont, OK Coin, etc

S Jaishankar holds talks with with visiting counterparts from Argentine and Nigerian
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S Jaishankar holds talks with with visiting counterparts from Argentine and Nigerian

The external affairs minister also met Teddy Locsin Jr, the foreign affairs secretary of the Philippines, covering the situation in Myanmar and the crisis in Ukraine besides bilateral issues

Death toll from Philippines landslides, floods climbs to 115
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Death toll from Philippines landslides, floods climbs to 115

The disaster-prone region is regularly ravaged by storms with scientists warning they are becoming more powerful, as the world gets warmer because of human-driven climate change