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Philippine assault seizes terrorist lair, kills 24 militants

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A major Philippine military offensive has killed 24 suspected local sympathizers of the Islamic State group & captured their remote southern stronghold, where troops raised the…

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Closely fought Philippine presidential race gets underway

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five key Philippine presidential candidates, including a crime-busting mayor & an adopted daughter of movie stars, have launched their campaigns to lead one of Asia's most…

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'Silly shirts' photo a tradition at many APECs since 1993

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summits, which draw the U.S. president & 20 other regional leaders, are sometimes memorable for just one moment: the leaders posing for…

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Philippine monkeys infected with Ebola not lethal to humans

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Several monkeys at a research & breeding facility in the Philippines have been infected with an Ebola virus strain that is non-lethal to humans, health officials…

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Communist rebels kill 3 Philippine soldiers in ambush

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist rebels killed three soldiers & wounded 13 others in an ambush in a mountainous northern Philippine province, an army commander said Tuesday. The rebels used…

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Philippine rebels attack 12 security outposts; 1 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas attacked a dozen mostly rural army outposts, including in two provinces where officials have declared that the insurgents have been considerably weakened, the military…

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Philippine police: 2 Chinese dead in cargo ship violence

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two Chinese men were stabbed to death & another was injured in violence among crew members of a cargo ship that radioed Filipino authorities for medical…

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Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilots

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine air force said one of its Italian-made light planes crashed at sea on a training mission Saturday, killing the two pilots. The single-prop SF-260FH…

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Pope strongly defends church teaching against contraception

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia's largest Catholic nation to urge families…

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Philippine communist rebels announce cease-fires

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine communist rebels on Wednesday declared cease-fire periods for the Christmas holidays & for the visit of Pope Francis next month. The Communist Party of the…

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