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Six Philippine troops killed in friendly fire: Military

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:05

Six Philippine soldiers who were killed in one of the bloodiest clashes against al Qaeda-linked militants this year were hit by friendly fire, the military acknowledged Friday.

Six wounded in Philippine clash with communist rebels

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:38

Philippine police and troops have clashed with dozens of communist guerrillas in a remote southern mountain village, leaving six troopers wounded, the military said today. <br><br> Police Special Action Force commandos and army troops were patrolling on Talomo mountain outside Davao city on Mindanao island when they encountered at least 30 New People`s Army (NPA) rebels, triggering the gunbattle yesterday.

Top leftist rebel leader caught in Philippines

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 13:42

Security forces arrested a top ranking female leftist rebel leader in the southern Philippines Monday, a military official said Tuesday. <br><br> Military officials identified the captured leader of the New People`s Army (NPA) as Mercy B. Maghinay, alias Joyceee, Xinhua reported.

Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:37

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia`s bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.

US scales down anti-terror taskforce in Philippines

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 18:38

The United States is scaling down a taskforce that has been training Philippine troops to hunt down local Al-Qaeda extremists, Manila`s defence chief said Thursday.

Philippine senator arrested over huge corruption scam

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:57

A Philippine senator and former movie star was arrested on Friday, becoming the first politician detained over a massive corruption scandal that has rocked the nation, with two of his colleagues set to follow.

China said to be reclaiming more land in Spratlys

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 19:32

China has been reclaiming more land to bolster its military presence in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where its increasing assertion of its territorial claims has brought it into standoffs with its neighbours, Philippine officials said on Thursday.

`Citylights` collects Rs. 3.57 crore in opening weekend

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:31

Hansal Mehta`s “Citylights” opened well at the box office, garnering strong business during its first weekend with Rs3.57 crore.

I believe in the numbers game: Rajkummar Rao

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 21:16

After impressing the audience with his work in films like `Kai Po Che` and `Shahid`, Rajkummar Rao has once again been applauded for his performance in his latest release `Citylights`. The National Award winning actor says that while he wants his films to be commercially successful, he also wants critical acclaim.

`CityLights` emotionally drained me: Rajkummar Rao

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:05

National-award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao found it emotionally draining to play the role of a migrant worker in Hansal Mehta`s `CityLights`.

Patralekhaa doesn`t mind doing bold roles

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 22:01

Patralekhaa doesn`t mind doing bold roles

I compete with myself, not with the Khans: Rajkummar Rao

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 23:51

I compete with myself, not with the Khans: Rajkummar Rao