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Philippines detains two for bomb attempt near US embassy

Philippine police have detained two men for an attempted bombing this week near the US embassy that has been blamed on Islamic State sympathisers, an official said on Wednesday.

Hundreds of thousands evacuated from path of Philippine typhoon

Hundreds of thousands evacuated from path of Philippine typhoon

Around half a million people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, a day before a powerful typhoon was expected to hit the island nation where thousands died in a storm 13 months ago.

Series of moderate quakes strike Philippines

A series of moderate earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Philippines early Sunday, with US geologists estimating the shallowest -- a magnitude-5.1 tremor -- at just one kilometre deep, but there were no initial reports of damage.

Philippines signs peace deal with Muslim rebels

The Philippines government signed a historic peace accord with Muslim rebels who were involved in a four-decade insurgency.

Six dead, hundreds flee Philippine feud

Six people were killed and hundreds of civilians fled their homes as fighting
raged between two Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines.

Philippine tribal kidnappers `warned of consequences`

Tribal gunmen holding dozens of people captive in a Philippine jungle were given a firm warning by the government on Saturday as the crisis entered a third day, officials said.