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Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row

An international tribunal on Tuesday began hearing a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea, in an increasingly bitter row with China.

Philippines gets US patrol boats to fight militants

The United States gave the Philippine military six patrol boats on Tuesday to be used in a southern region where armed Muslim militants are active, the military said.

US drone recovered in Philippines

The Philippine Navy Monday said an unmanned aerial vehicle made in the US was recovered off the waters of the central province of Masbate, Xinhua reported.

South China Sea standoff: China pulls out one ship

China withdrew one of three ships engaged in a standoff with Philippines vessels in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

Philippines, China eye compromise to end standoff

Philippine officials proposed an arrangement to break the impasse at the Scarborough Shoal off the northwestern Philippines.