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Abu Sayyaf threatens to behead three more hostages
Manila, May 4 : Extremist group Abu Sayyaf released a new video on Wednesday threatening to kill three more hostages, who were kidnapped along with John Ridsdel, who was beheaded on April 25 in southern Philippines.
Indonesia seeks release of four hostages
Jakarta, May 2 : The Indonesian military is engaged in negotiations and intelligence operations to seek the release of four citizens held hostage by the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terror group, sources said on Monday.
Abu Sayyaf frees 10 Indonesian hostages
Manila, May 1 : The Philippines-based extremist group Abu Sayyaf on Sunday released 10 Indonesian sailors it had held hostage.
Go the foreign way while munching French fries
New Delhi, April 30 : Canadians like to have cheesy French fries, in Philippines people add a banana twist to the snack, and in Romania people go rustic. Know how the world enjoys the humble snack and pick your favourite.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau condemns killing of hostage by Islamic ...
Toronto, Apr 26 : Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has condemned the killing of a national by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and called the act as a 'cold-blooded murder'.
Canada's Trudeau deplores Canadian hostage killing
Ottawa, April 26 : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday condemned heinous killing of Canadian John Ridsdel after he was held hostage for more than six months in the Philippines.
'Said what others think': Kanye West on Taylor Swift row
Washington D.C., April 12 : Speaking on the 'Famous' Taylor Swift controversy in a recent concert at Philippines, Kanye West said that he "just said what everybody else was thinking."
18 Philippines soldiers killed in confrontation with militants
Manila, Apr.10 : The Philippines military has said that 18 soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Islamist militants in the country.
18 soldiers, five militans killed in clashes in southern Philippines
Manila, April 10 : A fresh upsurge of violence in the troubled southern Philippines between government troops and Abu Sayyaf guerrillas has left 18 soldiers and five militants killed, military spokesman said on Sunday.
Ex-Italian priest freed in Philippines
Manila, April 9 : A former Italian priest-turned-businessman, held hostage for six months by the Abu Sayyaf militant group on the southern Philippine island of Sulu, has been released.
Chinese hackers possibly behind Bangladesh bank heist: Philippines ...
Manila, Apr. 6 : Possibly Chinese hackers were behind a 81 million dollar theft from the Bangladesh central bank, one of the world's biggest cyber heists, said a senator in the Philippines , Ralph Recto, during a Senate inquiry in capital Manila.
Protests erupt over US-Philippines joint drills
Manila, April 4 : Dozens of people on Monday gathered in front of the American Embassy in Manila to rally against the largest so far bilateral military exercise held between Philippines and the US.
Fire breaks out at Manila university
Manila, April 2 : A fire broke out on Saturday at a university campus in Philippines' capital Manila.
Four Malaysian crewmen abducted near Philippines
Kuala Lumpur, April 2 : Four Malaysian crewmen were abducted in Malaysian waters off southern Philippines, police said on Saturday.
Philippines recovers USD 4.6 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank
Manila, April 1 : Philippine authorities recovered USD 4.6 million, which were robbed from the Bangladeshi central bank and were on the way to being laundered in the country's casinos, the media reported on Friday.
10 Indonesian crewmen kidnapped in Philippines
Manila, March 28 : Ten Indonesian crewmen were reportedly kidnapped by terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines, military sources said on Monday.
New Zealand continues record run on immigration
Wellington, March 21 : New Zealand's net gain in migrants -- more arrivals than departures -- hit a new record in the year to the end of February, driven by arrivals from Australia, China and the Philippines, the government statistics agency said on Monday.
Eight killed in Philippines clash
Manila, March 18 : At least eight people were on Friday killed in a gunfight between a militant group and security forces in the south Philippine province of Sulu, official said.
Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill four hostages
Manila, March 11 : The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group threatened to kill four hostages within a month if an unspecified ransom amount is not paid to it, the media reported on Friday.
Children's book in Philippines teach disaster preparation
Manila, March 11 : The publishers of a new children's book in the Philippines seek to inform and prepare kids for the many natural disasters that regularly affect the country, the media reported on Friday.
UNESCO chief condemns murder of journalist in the Philippines
New York, Feb 25 : The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday called for an investigation into the murder of journalist Elvis Ordaniza in the Philippines earlier this month.
23 killed in Philippine clash
Manila, Feb 23 : At least 20 members of a terrorist group and three soldiers were killed while six other soldiers were injured in continuing clashes in southern Philippines since last Saturday, the military reported on Tuesday.
Philippines healthcare providers administer vaccine approved for ...
Kolkata/Lyon, Feb 22 : Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced on Monday that vaccinations with Dengvaxia have commenced in the Philippines following official receipt of the first shipment of the vaccine earlier this month.
One killed, 38 injured in Philippines blast
Manila, Feb 22 : A six-year-old boy was killed and 38 persons were injured in a grenade explosion in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat, authorities said on Monday.
Journalist shot dead in Philippines
Manila, Feb 17 : A journalist was gunned down by unidentified assailants in south Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said on Wednesday.
Philippines mass dancing to end violence against women
Manila, Feb 14 : Hundreds of women staged a mass dancing event here on Sunday as part of the "One Billion Rising" campaign to demand an end to violence against women.
Philippines presidential candidates start campaign
Manila, Feb 9 : As the 90-day campaign period for the Philippines' national elections started on Tuesday, presidential and vice-presidential hopefuls began pushing for votes in rallies across the country.
Philippines apex court upholds Cebu airport project award to GMR
New Delhi, Feb 2 : The Philippines Supreme Court has upheld the award of Mactan-Cebu International airport (MCIA) expansion project to a consortium led by GMR Infrastructure, the company said on Tuesday.
Tabuena wins Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for December
Singapore, Jan 7 : The Philippines' Miguel Tabuena has been voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Month for December, following his exceptional performances on home soil last month, it was announced on Thursday.
Miss Philippines won't share 'Miss Universe crown' with Miss Colombia
Melbourne, Jan. 6 : Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez might have got public's sympathy after the mix-up at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, but she is definitely not getting the crown.