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7.2-magnitude undersea earthquake hits south Philippines, no damage reported

A powerful earthquake of 7.2 magnitude was set off by movement of oceanic plates 625 kilometres under the seabed in Celebes Sea off the southern Philippines on Tuesday.

Jan 10, 2017 17:37 PM

Thousands evacuated after storm hit in Southern Philippines

About 6,000 people were evacuated from their homes as a tropical storm hit the southern Philippines on Saturday, raising the risk of floods and landslides, authorities said.

Jan 08, 2017 19:50 PM

After suspected Muslim rebels attack prison in Philippines, 132 inmates escape

After suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn on Wednesday, more than 130 inmates have escaped. This is one of the largest jailbreaks in...

Jan 04, 2017 10:39 AM

33 people injured in two separate bomb attacks in Philippines

At least 33 people have been injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Philippines, authorities said on Thursday. In the first incident, two bombs exploded late Wednesday in the...

Dec 29, 2016 12:42 PM

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, spoils Christmas celebrations in Philippines

A typhoon that hit parts of the Philippines and spoiled a Christmas Day weakened slightly on Monday as it moved toward a congested region near the country's capital, Manila.

Dec 26, 2016 11:28 AM

Powerful typhoon with gusts reaching 235 kilometres makes landfall in eastern Philippines

A powerful typhoon with gusts reaching 235 kilometres (146 miles) an hour made landfall in the eastern Philippines late on Sunday, the state weather service said.

Dec 25, 2016 22:01 PM

12 hurt in blast outside church in southern Philippines on Christmas Eve

The explosion hit churchgoers arriving for a Christmas Eve mass at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo Nino in Midsayap town, about 900 kilometres south of Manila, police said.

Dec 25, 2016 13:14 PM

Bomb safely detonated outside US Embassy in Philippines’ capital Manila

Manila police detonated a suspected bomb found on Monday in a trash bin just a few meters from the US Embassy, snarling morning traffic after authorities closed a portion of a...

Nov 28, 2016 09:37 AM

India moves to second spot on global business optimism index

India was ranked third during the April-June period after being on top for two consecutive quarters.

Nov 06, 2016 17:41 PM

Philippine mayor acused over illegal drug trade killed in jail

A Philippine mayor President Rodrigo Duterte named as being involved in the illegal drug trade was shot dead in jail on Saturday, police said, the second local official implicated...

Nov 05, 2016 11:58 AM

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