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Trial opens for Philippine journalist critical of Duterte

Ressa is out on bail and faces years in prison if convicted under the criminal cyber-libel law

Amnesty urges UN probe of ‘systematic’ Philippine drug war killings

The drug war is Duterte's signature initiative and is heavily supported by many Filipinos

Sri Lanka interviews 47 potential hangmen

47 male applicants would be interviewed on Wednesday and Thursday, after the government advertised the vacancies in February

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail — court

Ressa posted bail after spending the night in detention at the National Bureau of Investigation

Duterte throttles online site

The Rappler news website is fighting a tide of disinformation and state-backed intimidation

Philippine relief effort spreads

Philippine authorities and aid agencies face a humanitarian crisis, with the number of people displaced by the catastrophe estimated at four million.

The mayor at the eye of Philippine storm

Finger-pointing in the Philippines is sure to worsen as the typhoon's official death toll rises to nearly 4 000.

Philippines: Confusion over Haiyan death toll

The Philippine government has increased its death toll from super Typhoon Haiyan to 3 621 - a figure which is still well below the UN's estimate.

Typhoon Hayian: A rallying call for climate change

Taking the devastation wrought on their country as a warning, the Philippine delegation at COP19 has called for urgent progress on climate change.

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