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Deadly measles infects thousands in Philippines as vaccines shunned

Deadly measles infects thousands in Philippines as vaccines shunned

More than 130 people, mainly children, have died and 8443 others have fallen ill in the Philippines during a measles outbreak that has been largely blamed on fears about vaccinations.

  • by Nicola Smith

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Wanted in Sri Lanka: two hangmen with 'moral character'
Sri Lanka

Wanted in Sri Lanka: two hangmen with 'moral character'

Sri Lankan prison authorities are recruiting two hangmen after the President pledged to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and execute condemned drug traffickers.

Philippine journalist and Time Person of the Year arrested on libel charges
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine journalist and Time Person of the Year arrested on libel charges

Maria Ressa runs a popular Philippines news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

  • by Bullit Marquez
Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast
Philippines

Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government forces to destroy the Abu Sayyaf after the bombing last Sunday of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral.

  • by Jim Gomez
French 'Spiderman' arrested in Philippines for free-climbing building

French 'Spiderman' arrested in Philippines for free-climbing building

Alain Robert, known for scaling towering structures around the world, was spotted dangling from the GT International Tower in the financial district of Makati City during rush hour.

Muslim leader, Pope Francis condemn Philippines cathedral bombings
Religion

Muslim leader, Pope Francis condemn Philippines cathedral bombings

The head of the world's largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the twin bombings that killed 20 people and wounded more than 80.

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Terrorism suspected in fatal Philippines church bombings
Philippines

Terrorism suspected in fatal Philippines church bombings

Jolo island has long been troubled by the presence of Abu Sayyaf militants, who are blacklisted by the United States and the Philippines.

Filipino Muslims approve new autonomous region in referendum

Filipino Muslims approve new autonomous region in referendum

Referendum ratifies the powerful new Bangsamoro autonomous region.

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

Muslims in the southern Philippines voted on Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest.

Former A-League star backed by Philippines' army of fans in UAE
Philippines

Former A-League star backed by Philippines' army of fans in UAE

Former A-League winger Iain Ramsay's Socceroos dreams never took off, but he will be playing for one of the most well-supported teams at the Asian Cup.

  • by Vince Rugari
Philippine president Duterte 'jokes' about sexually assaulting a housemaid
Philippines

Philippine president Duterte 'jokes' about sexually assaulting a housemaid

"I lifted the blanket. I tried to touch what was inside the panties," Duterte reveals in a speech on the Catholic Church.

  • by Jason Gutierrez