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    Philippines declares end of town's 5-month terrorist siege

    Associated Press, Published on 24/10/2017

    » CLARK, Philippines: The Philippine government on Monday declared the official end to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.

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    Japan: North Korea threat 'critical, imminent'

    Reuters, Published on 24/10/2017

    » CLARK, Philippines: - The threat from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level" and the United States, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told his US and South Korean counterparts in talks on Monday.

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    Philippines: 3 Marawi siege leaders dead, 2 still fighting

    Associated Press, Published on 18/09/2017

    » MANILA: The Philippine military chief says three leaders of the Islamic State-linked militants who attacked a southern city have been killed in more than three months of fighting but two others, including a top Asian terror suspect, are still alive and leading the fighting.

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    At least 80 dead in Philippines war on drugs

    Reuters, Published on 18/08/2017

    » MANILA -- Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs and crime, taking the toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80, Reuters witnesses and media reported on Friday.

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    Philippines education reform faces challenges

    Published on 09/05/2015

    » MANILA — Halfway through its implementation and even with the required legislation that gave it teeth, a new basic education system in the Philippines continues to face challenges from politicians and groups that find the government's preparations for it insufficient.

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    Typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

    Published on 07/12/2014

    » LEGAZPI, Philippines - Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.

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    Philippines braces for erratic typhoon

    Published on 05/12/2014

    » MANILA — A wide swathe of the Philippines, including the capital Manila, braced Friday for a dangerously erratic and powerful typhoon approaching from the Pacific, about a year after the country was lashed by Typhoon Haiyan that left more than 7,300 people dead.

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    Philippines wins Moody’s upgrade

    Bloomberg News, Published on 11/12/2014

    » The Philippines won a second rating upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service in just over a year, even as the central bank highlighted growth risks in refraining from raising interest rates on Thursday.

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    Bomb kills 2, wounds 23 in Philippines

    Published on 23/11/2014

    » KIDAPAWAN, PHILIPPINES — A bomb exploded Sunday in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines, killing two people and wounding 23, the town's mayor said.

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    Philippines growth hits 7.5%

    AFP, Published on 29/08/2013

    » MANILA - The Philippines economy expanded 7.5% in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, as higher public and consumer spending helped it defy an Asian slowdown.

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