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Amnesty urges UN probe of 'systematic' Philippine drug war killings
Amnesty urges UN probe of 'systematic' Philippine drug war killings
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's narcotics crackdown has become a "systematic" campaign of abuses, Amnesty International alleged on Monday,...
Sri Lanka interviews 47 potential hangmen
Sri Lanka interviews 47 potential hangmen
Sri Lanka on Wednesday began interviewing 47 applicants for two positions as hangmen, officials said, as Amnesty International urged Colombo not to...
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail — court
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail — court
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail on Thursday following an arrest that sparked international censure and allegations she is being...
Duterte throttles online site
Duterte throttles online site
It’s June 2017 and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is delivering his State of the Nation address. He was elected on the promise of violent...
Philippine relief effort spreads
Philippine relief effort spreads
Mobbed by hungry villagers, US military helicopters dropped desperately needed aid into remote areas of the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, as...
The mayor at the eye of Philippine storm
The mayor at the eye of Philippine storm
Minutes before a tsunami-like storm surge slammed into the Philippine coastal city of Tacloban, a tall man in a motorcycle helmet strode along the...
Philippines: Confusion over Haiyan death toll
Philippines: Confusion over Haiyan death toll
The government is at odds with the world body over fatality figures from one of the world's worst storms on record, which struck the...
Typhoon Hayian: A rallying call for climate change
Typhoon Hayian: A rallying call for climate change
Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the...
Typhoon Haiyan: Philippine govt imposes curfew to curb looting
Typhoon Haiyan: Philippine govt imposes curfew to curb looting
The Philippine government said on Tuesday it had deployed armoured vehicles, set up checkpoints and imposed a curfew to help end looting in a city...
World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines
World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines
The United Nations, Australia and the United States mave mobilised emergency aid on Monday as the scale of the devastation unleashed by super...
Philippine churches stay anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, despite Pope
Philippine churches stay anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, despite Pope
Philippine Catholic leaders are standing firm against contraception, abortion and homosexual marriage despite Pope Francis' comments urging a...

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