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24-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Toll in Philippine landslides rises to 95

The death toll in two major landslides that struck the Philippines after super typhoon Mangkhut barreled the island nation last week has climbed to 95, authorities said.As of Sunday night, officials said a total of 49 bodies have been pulled out the mining...

21-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Philippines landslide toll reaches 22

The death toll from a landslide in Philippines has reached 22, an official said on Friday.Garry Cabotaje, the spokesman for Naga city government, expressed hope that more survivors will be rescued a day after the tragedy struck the mountainside community."We...

20-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

4 killed in Philippines landslide

Four people died and at least 20 houses were buried on Thursday after a landslide in Philippines' Cebu province.The authorities recovered bodies a four-year old, two elderly women and a man while carrying out search and rescue work in the area, police spokesperson...

19-Sep-2018 Manila

Philippines' typhoon toll reaches 81 amid rescue efforts

Philippines authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll to 81 and the number of missing to 70 following typhoon Mangkhut's path through the country's north where rescuers continue searching for dozens of people trapped in a mine buried by a landslide.The strongest...

18-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Typhoon Mangkhut toll reaches 74 in Philippines

The death toll in the Philippines due to super typhoon Mangkhut increased to 74 on Tuesday as rescue teams continued to search for dozens of people buried in an abandoned mine due to landslides.According to the latest figures provided by the National Police,...

17-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Typhoon Mangkhut toll in Philippines increases to 65

The death toll from super typhoon Mangkhut has increased to 65 in the Philippines while 64 people were injured and 43 remain missing, police said on Monday.The Philippines National Police (PNP) said 54 of the fatalities were from the Cordillera Administrative...

17-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

33 Philippine miners dead in typhoon-triggered landslides

At least 33 miners were confirmed dead and 29 others missing in the mining town of Itogon in the northern Philippine Benguet province due to typhoon-triggered landslides, authorities said on Sunday.Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said in local radio interviews...

16-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Philippine typhoon toll increases to 25

The death toll due to typhoon Mangkhut slamming the Philippines rose to 25 on Sunday while dozens were still reported missing, authorities said.Presidential adviser Francis Tolentino confirmed these figures in Cagayan province, where the season's most powerful...

15-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

3 killed as typhoon Mangkhut hits Philippines

At least three people died and four others were injured as typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines on Saturday, bringing ferocious gale-force winds and pounding rains, officials said.The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

31-Jul-2018 Manila

6 killed in car bomb attack in Philippines

Six people, including a soldier and four militia men, were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb apparently rigged to a vehicle exploded in the southern Philippines island of Basilan.A military report said the attack occurred at 5:50 a.m. local time in...

31-Jul-2018 Manila

Philippines car bomb attack toll rises to 10

A powerful car bomb exploded in the Philippines island of Basilan early on Tuesday. The death toll has reached 10, according to military sources.Earlier the military had put the number of deaths at six in the attack that took place at 5.50 a.m. when a...

31-Jul-2018 Manila

6 killed in car bomb attack in Philippines

Six people, including a soldier and four militia men, were killed on Tuesday when a powerful bomb apparently rigged to a vehicle exploded in the southern Philippines island of Basilan.A military report said the attack occurred at 5:50 a.m. local time in...

30-Mar-2018 Gaza

16 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops

Sixteen Palestinian protesters were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces along the Gaza border as residents marked Land Day, a Health Ministry spokesman said here.The spokesman told Efe news that about 2,000 other Palestinians were injured during the...

20-Mar-2018 Manila

19 die in Philippines bus crash

Nineteen persons were killed in southern Philippines when a bus ran off a highway and plunged into a ravine. At least 25 others have been injured in the incident, authorities said.The crash occurred around 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday in Sablayan town of Occidental Mindoro,...

18-Mar-2018 Manila

Four dead in Manila casino fire

At least four people were killed and 14 others injured as a fire swept through a casino in a Manila hotel on Sunday morning, the authorities said.According to the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, four people, who had been critically...

17-Mar-2018 Manila

10 killed as small plane crashlands in Philippines

Ten people were killed after a small plane crashed into a house in northern Philippines on Saturday, authorities said.Police said the five people aboard the six-seater twin-engined Piper PA-23 Apache plane were killed along with five other people, including...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Toll from Philippine tropical storm rises to 200

The death toll from mudslides and flooding triggered by tropical storm Tembin has risen to 200, police said here on Saturday night.Tembin has also left dozens of others missing as it has been pounding the southern Philippines and dumping torrential rains...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

37 people feared dead in Philippine city mall fire

At least 37 people may have died in the massive fire that ravaged a shopping mall here on Saturday, authorities said on Sunday as firefighters continued battling pockets of flames 16 hours after the blaze broke.Distraught relatives wailed in grief as Philippine...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

74 killed in Philippines storm

At least 74 people were killed and over 50,000 displaced after tropical storm Tembin pounded southern Philippines, flooding large swaths of the region and causing landslides, disaster management officials on said Saturday.In the two provinces of Lanao,...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

30 killed in Philippines storm

At least 30 people were killed after heavy rains due to tropical storm Tembin lashed southern Philippines, a disaster management official said on Saturday.According to the official, 19 victims were from Lanao del Norte, three from Bukidnon and one from...

21-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Four killed in Philippines ferry capsize

At least four people were killed on Thursday after a ferry with 250 people on board capsized off the east coast of the Philippines, the Coast Guard said.The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) said that 11 passengers were rescued and hospitalised, reports Xinhua...

18-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

26 killed in Philippines storm

At least 12 persons were killed in a massive fire that engulfed a snacks and sweetmeat shop in Andheri east area here on Monday, police said.According to the BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported in the Bhanu Farsan shop on Khairani Road near the...

15-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Over 170,000 Filipinos affected by Uber data breach

Over 170,000 Filipino drivers and passengers were affected by global ride-sharing app Uber's massive data breach last year, authorities said on Friday.Philippines National Privacy Commission (NPC) Chairman Raymund Liboro said Uber Philippines informed that...

14-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Donald Trump promises major announcement on his return to Washington

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he will make a major statement upon his arrival at the White House after a two-week tour of Asia, during which he visited Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines."I will be making a major statement...

14-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Time for Asean, India to fight terrorism together : Narendra Modi

Backing a rules-based regional security architecture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday favoured India and the Asean grouping coming together for a joint fight against terrorism and violent extremism.He also said India's Act East Policy is shaped around...

14-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Narendra Modi meets Chinese Premier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had a pull-aside on the margins of the East Asia Summit here on Tuesday."Two neighbours in deep conversation. PM @narendramodi with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the margins of #EastAsiaSummit Summit...

14-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Canada wants to join East Asia Summit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said his country was looking to join the East Asia Summit in order to "grow our engagement with Asean and expand access to markets of member states".The East Asia Summit is a forum that meets annually within the...

14-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Narendra Modi attends East Asia Summit

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the 12th East Asia Summit, a premier forum of the Asean member states and eight other countries."Deepening partnership with common developmental objective and address global challenges," External Affairs Ministry...

14-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Narendra Modi meets leaders of five countries in Manila

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met leaders of five countries, including Japan and Australia, ahead of the India-Asean Summit and the East Asia Summit here.Modi started the day with a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull."Delighted...

13-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Narendra Modi meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a bilateral meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte following which four agreements were signed between the two countries."President Duterte and PM Modi had an excellent meeting," Preeti Saran, Secretary...

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