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Philippines drug war deaths double to 1,800

The number of drug-related killings since President Rodrigo Duterte took power and declared war on drugs in May has doubled to about 1,800, police said on Monday, a day after Duterte lashed out over UN criticism of the wave of deaths.

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Gulf Air flight returns to Manila after engine fails, passengers safe

Bahrain's Gulf Air said on Friday that one of its aircraft suffered an engine failure shortly after take-off from the Philippines but landed again in Manila and all passengers onboard were safely evacuated. "Gulf Air conf

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Tribunal rejects Beijing's South China Sea claims

An arbitration court ruled on Tuesday that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea and has breached the Philippines' sovereign rights with its actions, infuriating Beijing which dismissed the case as a farce.

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Beijing 'must be ready for S. China Sea armed clash'

China should prepare itself for military confrontation in the South China Sea, an influential Chinese paper said on Tuesday, a week ahead of a decision by an international court on a dispute there between China and the Philippines.

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Philippines 'keen to build LNG plant in Iran'

The Philippines has evinced interest in building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Iran as well as purchase gas from the Islamic Republic, a report said. "The Philippines would like to build an LNG plant in Iran with a c

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Firebrand Duterte takes lead in Philippines vote count

Firebrand Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a commanding lead as unofficial presidential election results poured in on Monday, suggesting the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day.

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Tough-talking Duterte favoured as Philippines votes for new president

Voting for a new Philippine president began on Monday with a brash challenger to the political establishment the favourite to win after campaigning on pledges to crush crime and corruption. Many voters in Manila had to line up in

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Child born en route to Philippines dies in India

A child born to a nurse onboard a Philippines bound Emirates flight died at a hospital in India last week, a report said. Forty-year-old Grace Alexandria was returning to her country from Dubai when she gave birth to a baby girl,

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MoneyGram offers flat rate for Philippines transfers

MoneyGram, a global transfer and payment services company, has introduced a flat fee for money transfers from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines. The flat fee of just SR15 ($4) is regardless of the amount being sent and the promotion

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Indonesians held hostage by Al Qaeda unit in Philippines

Islamist militants seized four Indonesian crew of a tugboat in the southern Philippines on Friday night, the third attack on slow moving vessels in about a month, a military spokesman said on Saturday, as troops battled Muslim rebels on a nearby

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