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Flash floods kill more than 400 in Philippines

Philippines Flood

Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing more than 400 people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn Saturday with overturned vehicles and toppled trees.


4 in Philippines Accused of Hacking U.S. Phones to Aid Terrorists

Four people in the Philippines hacked into the accounts of AT&T business customers in the United States and diverted money to a group that financed terrorist attacks across Asia, according to police officials in the Philippines.


Philippines Overtakes India as Hub of Call Centers

Philippines Overtakes India as Hub of Call Centers

Many companies have moved their customer service lines to Manila to take advantage of workers who speak lightly accented English and are familiar with American culture.


'Glee' singer Charice's dad killed in Philippines

Philippine police say the estranged father of singer Charice Pempengco of the hit TV show "Glee" has been stabbed to death in her hometown just south of Manila.


Filipino militants free US woman, still hold son

Philippine authorities say Muslim militants have freed a Filipino-American woman after 2 1/2 months in captivity but are still holding her 14-year-old son and a relative.


Back-to-back Philippines typhoons kill 59

Back-to-back Philippines typhoons kill 59

Back-to-back typhoons left at least 59 people dead and rescuers scrambling on Sunday to deliver food and water to hundreds of Philippines villagers stranded on rooftops.


Typhoon rains flood Philippine capital, kill 16

Manila residents waded through waist-deep floodwaters and dodged flying debris Tuesday as a powerful typhoon struck the Philippines, killing at least 16 people and sending waves as tall as palm trees crashing over seawalls....


At least 8 dead as strong typhoon hits northern Philippines; next stop: Taiwan

Slow-moving Typhoon Nanmadol remained dangerous Sunday despite weakening as it struck the tip of the mountainous northern Philippines, leaving at least eight people dead and scuttling a visit by a U.S. Navy battleship group, officials said. Taiwan issued sea and land warnings and planned to evacuate about 6,000 people in its eastern and southern regions as it braced for the typhoon. Troops and rescue equipment were deployed for any contingency, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said.


Mayor filmed repeatedly punching sheriff

The Philippine authorities are investigating an attack by a city mayor on a sheriff during the demolition of a slum area.


U.S. issues Philippines travel warning

U.S. issues Philippines travel warning

U.S. citizens should "exercise extreme caution" when traveling to the Philippines, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday in a statement.


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