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Philippine police say 10 killed in bloody night of drug busts

MANILA, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Philippine police killed 10 suspected drug peddlers and arrested 63 people in dozens of operations during the single deadliest night of the country’s ferocious war on drugs since police resumed participation in early December. Since President Rodrigo Duterte allowed police to resume operations following a …

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Clashes as IS-linked gunmen seek new Philippine base: military

Manila, Feb 23, 2018 (AFP) -Months after being routed from the southern Philippine city of Marawi, jihadists are waging a fresh and deadly bid to set up a Southeast Asian caliphate in the same region, the military warned Friday.  The gunmen have mustered a force of about 200 fighters and …

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‘Justice will come’: jailed critic of Philippines’ Duterte

Manila, Feb 22, 2018 (AFP) -A year after being jailed on charges she insists were concocted to silence her, a top critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says she believes justice is coming. Senator Leila de Lima has been pursuing Duterte for almost a decade, beginning with allegations he directed …

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Malaysia arrests 10 over links with South Philippines militants

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Malaysian police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of aiding the movement of militants between the eastern state of Sabah and the southern Philippines, a hotbed of Islamic insurgency, the second batch of arrests this year. The Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation has been on …

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Philippines gives Aussie life sentence for child trafficking

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has sentenced an Australian man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on human trafficking and child pornography charges. Drew Frederick Shobbrook listened quietly as the verdict was read in a court in Cebu city on Tuesday. Filipina Leslie Ann Fernandez, a co-accused …

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Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over $81 million cyber-heist

DHAKA, Feb 7, (Agencies): Bangladesh’s central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists two years ago, a deputy governor said on Wednesday. Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the New York Fed in February …

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Manila bans foreign research ships

MANILA, Feb 6, (RTRS): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific research off the country’s Pacific coast and told the navy to chase away unauthorised vessels, despite earlier allowing Chinese oceanographers to operate there. There was no clear explanation for the about-face by the mercurial Duterte, who has …

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Looted cash, gold help IS recruit in Philippines – Militants offering salaries

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, Jan 23, (RTRS): Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks. The military said Humam Abdul Najib escaped …

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37 feared dead in mall fire – Storm ‘death’ toll in Philippines tops 200

MANILA, Dec 24, (AFP): At least 200 people have been killed and scores are missing in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm triggered severe flooding and landslides that also wrecked Christmas for tens of thousands of survivors. Tropical Storm Tembin lashed Mindanao island, home to 20 million people, on …

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15 rebels killed in Philippine clash

MANILA, Nov 29, (Agencies): Fifteen suspected communist guerrillas including six women have been killed in a gunbattle, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks. Duterte last week vowed to go to war with the rebels and threatened to categorise them a “terrorist” …

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