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Two dead, thousands flee in storm-weary Philippines

Two dead, thousands flee in storm-weary Philippines

Two people were killed and thousands fled strong winds and floods as a tropical depression hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, following deadly back-to-back storms during the Christmas season.

Jan 02, 2018, 15:07 PM IST
Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides.

Dec 24, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Tropical storm Tembin leaves 133 dead, dozens missing in Philippines' Mindanao; flash floods triggered

Tropical storm Tembin leaves 133 dead, dozens missing in Philippines' Mindanao; flash floods triggered

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation`s second-largest island of Mindanao since Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides.

Dec 23, 2017, 22:59 PM IST
Three dead, six missing as storm hits southern Philippines

Three dead, six missing as storm hits southern Philippines

The Philippines lies on the Pacific typhoon belt and endures an average of 20 typhoons and storms each year, but Mindanao is rarely hit by these cyclones.

Dec 22, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Philippine Congress agrees to extend Mindanao martial law to end of year

Philippine lawmakers on Saturday voted to retain martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, giving President Rodrigo Duterte more time to tackle armed extremists allied with the Islamic State group.

Jul 22, 2017, 15:28 PM IST

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Duterte declared military rule across the region of Mindanao, home to about 20 million people, in late May to quell what he said was a fast-growing threat from the Islamic State (IS) group there.

Jul 02, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

United States wanted terror leader may have fled to Philippine city: Army

Isnilon Hapilon, a veteran Filipino militant said to be the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in Southeast Asia, has not been seen in the battle zone in Marawi City, said Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the military's Western Mindanao Command.

Jun 24, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino killing 37

A masked gunman set fire to a gaming room at a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, igniting a toxic blaze claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 37 people, authorities said.

Jun 02, 2017, 23:32 PM IST

Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest: Church

Islamist militants battling security forces in a southern Philippine city have taken hostages, including a local priest, the Catholic Church said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law to combat the gunmen.

May 24, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
Strong earthquake off Philippines damages buildings: Officials

Strong earthquake off Philippines damages buildings: Officials

The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many of Earth`s quakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Apr 29, 2017, 09:49 AM IST

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.

Nov 30, 2016, 17:13 PM IST
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.

Dec 05, 2014, 09:21 AM IST

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.

Jun 01, 2014, 04:06 AM IST

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.

Oct 15, 2012, 10:41 AM IST

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.

Aug 10, 2011, 16:14 PM IST

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.

Dec 12, 2009, 12:54 PM IST