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Thousands flee as Typhoon Rammasun batters east Philippines, heads for Manila

Rosemarie Francisco Thousands of people in the Philippines fled from their homes on Tuesday as the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year made landfall, toppling trees and cutting power as it made its way...

Manila calls China action in disputed waters an 'urgent threat'

A CNOOC oil platform is pictured at sunset on the Donghai Sea, China in this undated photo.

Manila has protested against Beijing's blockade of civilian supply ships in disputed waters of the South China Sea, saying China's latest actions "constitute a clear and urgent threat to the rights...

Manila air-drops supplies to troops on disputed South China Sea reef

Protesters picket the Chinese consulate in Manila to protest the use of water cannon by the Chinese coast guard to drive Filipino fishermen off disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Manuel Mogato The Philippines air-dropped food and water to soldiers posted on a grounded transport ship on a disputed South China Sea shoal, after China blocked two supply ships from reaching the troops, a senior...

Manila Airport security boosted after four shot dead in ambush

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Philippine authorities strengthened security at Manila's airport after a town mayor and three others were shot dead in an ambush at the terminal.

Shanty Town Demolition: Manila

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Dozens of people were hurt during clashes with riot police, triggered by the demolition of a squatter settlement to make room for business developments in suburban Quezon city, Manila.

Tokyo, Manila step closer as tensions rise in Asia

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario greets Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, at the Foreign Affairs headquarters in Manila.

Martin Fackler TOKYO: In a sign of how China's rise has helped turn wartime foes into allies, Japan and the Philippines have agreed to co-operate more closely on maritime security.

Thousands flee flooding in Manila

submerged parts of the financial district of Makati

Jason Gutierrez More than 200,000 flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital fled their homes on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have killed eight people, submerged more than half of Manila.

Eight killed as flooding swamps half of Manila

MANILA: Relentless rains have submerged half of the Philippine capital and triggered a landslide that killed eight people.

Bloody end to Manila hostage drama

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Police storm a bus where a former policeman was holding a group of Hong Kong tourists, killing him but unable to save all of the hostages.

Evacuations as Philippines' volcano spews lava

World-renowned perfect cone: Volcano Mayon spews white smoke south-east of Manila.

Authorities rush to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption by the Philippines' most active volcano.

110 rescued, three dead after Philippine ferry capsizes

Girlie Linao Rescuers retrieved 110 survivors and three bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas in the eastern Philippines, coast guard and local authorities said on Sunday.

Ferry sinks in Phillipines, at least 70 missing

A ferry with at least 84 passengers and crew onboard sank on Saturday off the coast of central Philippines after a mechanical problem, and authorities said they were searching for at least 70...

After Typhoon Haiyan, Australians help Philippines with recovery

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Jan Villalon Ten months after Typhoon Haiyan, dedicated Australians continue to help in recovery on the ground.

Philippines President proposes autonomous Muslim state to end rebellion

A Filipina Muslim sits in front of a banner during a rally in support of the Bangsamoro Basic Law draft.

Carol Williams The Philippines President hopes the law for an Islamic autonomous region will end more than 40 years rebellion in the restive Mindanao island.

UN peacekeepers on Golan Heights rescued

Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force wave as they drive their armoured vehicle near the Quneitra crossing.

Avi Ohayon All the Philippine UN peacekeepers trapped by Islamist militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have been freed and moved to a secure place, the United Nations and the Philippines said.

Israel shoots down drone, Fijians still missing on Golan Heights

Israeli soldiers watch as UNDOF vehicles cross into Syria from the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights.

Amy Teibel Israel said it had shot down an unmanned aircraft over the Golan Heights as uncertainty over the Syrian-Israeli frontier and the fate of 44 Fijian peacekeepers mounted.

Philippine troops in 'greatest escape' from Syrian rebels in Golan Heights

Philippine military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang speaking after the peacekeepers' escape.

Jim Gomez and Ryan Lucas Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said on Sunday.

China rejects US proposal to ease South China Sea tensions

Criticised: US Secretary of State John Kerry at the ASEAN summit on Sunday.

David Tweed and Sangwon Yoon China has rebuffed a US proposal for countries to refrain from "provocative" acts in the South China Sea as growing tensions over disputed territorial claims dominated an ASEAN meeting of regional...

Philippine city offers bounties for rats

A Philippine city is offering bounties for dead rats in an effort to prevent a repeat of a deadly epidemic spread by rodent urine.

US to press for South China Sea freeze despite China rejection

Vietnamese marine guards monitor a Chinese coast guard vessel in disputed waters in May.

David Brunnstrom US Secretary of State John Kerry, at a meeting with Southeast Asian nations this weekend, will press for a voluntary freeze on actions aggravating territorial disputes in the South China Sea, in...