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# philippines - Monday 5 August, 2013

Six dead, 26 hurt in Philippines bomb blast

The United States and other governments had earlier warned of a terror threat in the city.

# philippines - Friday 5 July, 2013

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia

Police say passenger was abusive on Qantas flight yesterday.

# philippines - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)

Police said the Philippine politician shot himself in parliament, where firearms are banned, with a pistol whose permit had expired.

# philippines - Friday 24 May, 2013

Manila isn't happy that Dan Brown called it "the gates of hell"

The chairman of the Filipino capital has written to Brown saying the city is actually “an entry into heaven”.

# philippines - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# philippines - Monday 13 May, 2013

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.

# philippines - Friday 29 March, 2013

VIDEO: Men crucified in Philippines' annual Easter rituals Holy Hell This post contains videos

VIDEO: Men crucified in Philippines' annual Easter rituals

Filipino Catholics have whipped their backs and nailed themselves to crosses in an annual commemoration of Christ’s death.

# philippines - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

From The42 WATCH: Philippines bans ex-NBA player for choking teammate Punishment This post contains videos

WATCH: Philippines bans ex-NBA player for choking teammate

Renaldo Balkman, who once played with the New York Knicks, was also fined 250,000 pesos.

# philippines - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Filipino town goes into mourning over death of killer crocodile

Lolong – who was over 20 feet long – was suspected of killing several townspeople before being found dead on Sunday.

# philippines - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

# philippines - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Storm leaves six dead in Philippines

Tropical Storm Wukong has killed six people and left two missing after hitting the central Philippines.

# philippines - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.

# philippines - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

From The42 Closing bell? Calls in Philippines for Pacquiao to retire Pac Man

Closing bell? Calls in Philippines for Pacquiao to retire

“Pacquiao got hit hard but in the end, he was conquered by Father Time,” wrote one Philippine sports columnist in the wake of Pacquaio’s defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez.

# philippines - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as the country prepares for another tough Budget.

238 dead, hundreds missing following Philippines typhoon

Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao yesterday, leading to scenes of utter devastation.

# philippines - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Typhoon Bopha kills at least 40 in Philippines

The villagers and soldiers drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims.

# philippines - Friday 19 October, 2012

Sting calls off Philippines gig in pine tree row

The singer called off the concert in protest at the removal of pine trees outside a shopping centre undergoing redevelopment.

# philippines - Friday 5 October, 2012

Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel

The new Filipino laws mean those who libel others online face greater punishment than those who do so in print.

# philippines - Monday 17 September, 2012

Two die in Pakistan as film violence spreads

Protests have taken place across the Arab World against the US-produced ‘Innocence of Muslims’.

# philippines - Friday 10 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Dramatic Rescue of the Day Pic Of The Day

Dramatic Rescue of the Day

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# philippines - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila Philippines This post contains images

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

The Philippines’s capital has been turned into a “water world” in a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

# philippines - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Pics: Philippines hit by major flooding and landslide Philippines This post contains images

Pics: Philippines hit by major flooding and landslide

The country’s capital, Manila is ‘half submerged’ in water. Thousands of commuters were stranded overnight and homes have been evacuated.

# philippines - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola Flooding This post contains images

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

# philippines - Thursday 5 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge 'Facebook gaffe' gets Philippine official fired You're Fired

'Facebook gaffe' gets Philippine official fired

The provincial information officer was supposed to be at work – but Facebook photos showed he was at a high school reunion…

# philippines - Monday 2 July, 2012

Photos: Meet the largest saltwater crocodile in the world* Scaled Up This post contains images

Photos: Meet the largest saltwater crocodile in the world*

*In captivity, that is – locals in the Philippines fear there may be an even bigger one out there.

# philippines - Friday 6 April, 2012

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world Easter This post contains images

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world

Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…

# philippines - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Cruise ship heads for Malaysian port after being stranded for 24 hours

The Azamara Quest, carrying over 1,000 people on board, was adrift in waters off the southern Philippines for a full day after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms on Friday night

# philippines - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Landslide kills 25 and buries dozens more in Philippines

Aside from those confirmed dead, more than 100 people were believed buried in the rubble, local officials said.

# philippines - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

# philippines - Monday 26 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day

In tonight’s Fix: Texas gunman was dressed as Santa Claus, China’s ghost estates and why Donald Trump has left the Republican party.

Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi

The tents and blankets were sent in the wake of the devastating typhoon which killed over 1,000 earlier this month.

# philippines - Friday 23 December, 2011

Ireland to send emergency aid to flood-struck Philippines

The Christmas Day airlift will contain tents and blankets for thousands of families displaced by the disaster.

More than 1,000 people still missing after Philippines floods

Meanwhile, the Government has issued an appeal for over US$28 million to help victims of the storm.

# philippines - Monday 19 December, 2011

Philippines prepares for mass burial of storm victims Philippines This post contains images

Philippines prepares for mass burial of storm victims

The tropical storm killed at least 650 people this weekend and left over 800 missing, according to the Red Cross.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# philippines - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Death toll rises to 650 after Philippines storm

More than 800 people are still missing after flash floods that swept away houses and splintered families.

# philippines - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Death toll in Filipino flash floods rises to 436 Philippines This post contains images

Death toll in Filipino flash floods rises to 436

Many people were killed as they slept in their beds and tropical storm tore through two cities.

# philippines - Thursday 1 December, 2011

From The42 Beckham: 'Big decision' to make on future as London 2012 on the horizon LA Story

Beckham: 'Big decision' to make on future as London 2012 on the horizon

Former England skipper said he “would love to be part of the GB team” in the Olympics next year, especially since the games will be played in a part of London where he grew up.

# philippines - Monday 28 November, 2011

Three killed in bomb attack on Philippines hotel

Officials said that two more devices were planned to explode, but were discovered on a nearby island and defused.

# philippines - Monday 31 October, 2011

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world

The world’s population is expected to reach 7 billion today – and the births of new babies is being celebrated worldwide. But some remind us that not all births are registered.