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Australia's help stops Islamists spread, says Philippines war hero

Australia's help stops Islamists spread, says Philippines war hero

A top Philippines army general and war hero has warned that if Australia did not help his country fight Islamic State-backed jihadists in his country, those militants could carry out attacks in other countries including Australia.

  • by David Wroe

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'Don’t be in a hurry to die': Australian motto for Philippines troops
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'Don’t be in a hurry to die': Australian motto for Philippines troops

Why patience, caution and survival is the new emphasis for Philippines troops undergoing training with Australian soldiers.

  • by David Wroe
'Clear and present danger': Inside Australia's anti-terror mission in the Philippines
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Defence

'Clear and present danger': Inside Australia's anti-terror mission in the Philippines

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age has been given exclusive access to the year-long training mission.

  • by David Wroe
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa promises Rappler will keep reporting
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa promises Rappler will keep reporting

The high profile journalist, a target of President Rodrigo Duterte, has vowed to fight tax fraud charges.

  • by James Massola
Philippine policemen jailed for 40 years for killing teen who just wanted to go to school
Philippines

Philippine policemen jailed for 40 years for killing teen who just wanted to go to school

A Philippine court has found three police officers murdered Kian Loyd Delos Santos who was not a drug suspect as they claimed.

Duterte's Philippines threatens news website with criminal charges
Philippines

Duterte's Philippines threatens news website with criminal charges

Website Rappler denied the charges, calling them a "clear form of continuing intimidation and harassment" by a government trying to silence critical coverage.

  • by Alexandra Stevenson
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Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft
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Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft

The court ordered Marcos to serve six to 11 years in jail for each of the seven counts of graft.

Philippine lawyer who resisted Duterte’s drug war gunned down
Philippines

Philippine lawyer who resisted Duterte’s drug war gunned down

Benjamin Ramos is the 34th lawyer killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president two years ago.

Forced from the Philippines, Sister Patricia Fox lands in Melbourne

Forced from the Philippines, Sister Patricia Fox lands in Melbourne

Australian nun kicked out of the Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte for protesting against human rights abuses arrives in Melbourne.

  • by Matilda Boseley
'This is a murder': Australian man shot dead in Philippines dispute
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'This is a murder': Australian man shot dead in Philippines dispute

A 70-year-old Australian man, Reginald Rene Hodgens, was shot dead in the Philippines earlier this week. Now, his family wants answers.

  • by James Massola & Jocelyn Garcia
Philippines President Duterte does not have cancer, officials say
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Philippines President Duterte does not have cancer, officials say

The public has been clamouring for information about Duterte's health after the 73-year-old missed two official events last week.