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Philippines: Tourist at theme park attacked by 12-ft crocodile after he mistakes it for plastic statue
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Philippines: Tourist at theme park attacked by 12-ft crocodile after he mistakes it for plastic statue

The 68-year-old tourist, Nehemias Chipada, had climbed into a pool to snap some pictures with what he believed was a 12-foot long plastic statue of a crocodile.

Philippines redeploys two supply boats in South China Sea after face off with China
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Philippines redeploys two supply boats in South China Sea after face off with China

This comes after two Chinese coast guard ships blocked two Filipino boats on Tuesday and a third coast guard ship sprayed high-pressure streams of water on the boats

Philippines accuses China of firing water cannon at its boats, warns Beijing to 'back off'
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Philippines accuses China of firing water cannon at its boats, warns Beijing to 'back off'

Tensions over the resource-rich seas spiked this year after hundreds of Chinese vessels were detected at Whitsun Reef, which is also in the Spratly archipelago

Huge snake falls from overhead cables to ground in Philippines, panicked locals rush to rescue it; watch video here
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Huge snake falls from overhead cables to ground in Philippines, panicked locals rush to rescue it; watch video here

In the video, the snake is seen hanging on the wires in the city’s public market, and as the people continue to watch it, the reptile suddenly fell on the ground. The locals later brought the snake back to its habitat.

Philippines: At least 11 dead as tropical storm Kompasu sets off landslides and floods
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Philippines: At least 11 dead as tropical storm Kompasu sets off landslides and floods

More than 6,500 villagers were evacuated from homes in several towns and cities swamped by floods and battered by pounding rains and wind

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao retires, calls it the ‘hardest decision’ of his life
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Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao retires, calls it the ‘hardest decision’ of his life

The eight-division world champion and senator, who has his sights set on a high-stakes rumble to replace President Rodrigo Duterte, said quitting boxing was the "hardest decision" of his life.

Boxing icon and Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022
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Boxing icon and Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022

Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, pledging to honestly serve the Filipino people who he said have been waiting for a change of government.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte will 'die first' than face ICC probe over extra-judicial killings in drugs war
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte will 'die first' than face ICC probe over extra-judicial killings in drugs war

More than 6,000, mostly poor, drug suspects have been killed during the campaign, according to the government, but human rights groups say the death toll is considerably higher

Joe Biden to host in-person Quad Summit at White House on 24 September, Narendra Modi to attend
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Joe Biden to host in-person Quad Summit at White House on 24 September, Narendra Modi to attend

The Quad summit will take place amid China's aggressive behaviour in the resource-rich South China Sea

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

Manny Pacquiao takes on Yordenis Ugás before likely presidential run in Philippines
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Manny Pacquiao takes on Yordenis Ugás before likely presidential run in Philippines

Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) is returning to the ring after a two-year absence — the longest of his career — to fight for another world title in front of a big Vegas crowd and a pay-per-view audience.

COVID-19: Oman suspends flights from 24 countries including India, Pakistan and Singapore
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COVID-19: Oman suspends flights from 24 countries including India, Pakistan and Singapore

The flights have been suspended until further notice and the decision was taken as part of the country's measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic

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

James Corden segment Spill Your Guts of Fill Your Guts draws ire for portraying Asian foods in negative light
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James Corden segment Spill Your Guts of Fill Your Guts draws ire for portraying Asian foods in negative light

James Corden addressed the anti-Asian approach of his show's segment Spill Your Guts of Fill Your Guts: "The next time we do that bit, we absolutely won’t involve or use any of those foods."

Telesforo Trinidad: Asian Americans lobby to name US Navy ship for Filipino sailor
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Telesforo Trinidad: Asian Americans lobby to name US Navy ship for Filipino sailor

The campaign has grassroots enthusiasm, and support from Democratic Congress members who sent a letter last month to Thomas Harker, acting secretary of the Navy.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Syria, Japan secure victories to make it to next round
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Syria, Japan secure victories to make it to next round

Syria's seventh win in as many matches ensured they would be among the 12 teams competing in the next phase of qualifying for four confirmed spots from Asia in next year's tournament in Qatar. A fifth team from the continent could make the cut via an intercontinental play-off.

One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study
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One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study

The top five plastic emitting countries are all located in Asia - the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia.

World Water Day: 10 pictures illustrating the most polluted waters around the world
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World Water Day: 10 pictures illustrating the most polluted waters around the world

Every year, since 1993, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day to raise awareness on how human actions are negatively affecting water resources.

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

Genus Pan movie review: Lav Diaz's film cuts down on runtime but not intensity of its scathing criticism of Filipino society
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Genus Pan movie review: Lav Diaz's film cuts down on runtime but not intensity of its scathing criticism of Filipino society

The Filipino film was screened at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival earlier this month.