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ICC: Philippines withdrawal won't affect preliminary probe

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:23:45 GMT2018-03-20T14:23:45Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Philippines' decision to leave the International Criminal Court will not derail an on-going preliminary probe into possible crimes committed during Manila's war on drugs, the court said Tuesday in its first reaction to the Asian nation's withdrawal....

UN: Philippines' pullout from ICC is effective in 1 year

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:06:28 GMT2018-03-19T17:06:28Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations says it has received official notification of the Philippines' decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a decision that followed the tribunal's announcement of a preliminary probe of drug suspect killings under the president....

Manila hotel fire leaves at least 4 dead, 2 trapped

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:59:27 GMT2018-03-18T08:59:27Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A fire that hit a hotel and casino complex in the Philippine capital on Sunday killed at least four employees, trapped two others and forced the evacuation of more than 300 guests, some by helicopter....

10 dead as small plane slams into house in Philippines

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:11:16 GMT2018-03-17T10:11:16Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila on Saturday, killing all those onboard and five people on the ground, officials said....

Groups: Duterte can't evade accountability by quitting court

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:36:52 GMT2018-03-15T08:36:52Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials can still face investigation by the International Criminal Court for thousands of killings under his anti-drug war until his decision to withdraw from the tribunal takes effect after a year, rights groups said Thursday....

Malaysian among militants who can succeed IS regional chief

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:34:38 GMT2018-03-13T12:34:38Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Two militants, one Filipino and the other Malaysian, who survived the crushing of a siege of a southern Philippine city last year are among the leading candidates to succeed a slain Islamic State group regional leader as the rebels attempt to recover from setbacks, a top security official said Tuesday....

Norway, US, help Philippines capture cybersex suspect

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:21:11 GMT2018-03-09T07:21:11Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine officials say Norwegian and U.S. authorities have helped catch a man they say exploited children by showing them in sex videos he then showed to foreign clients online....

Filipino chief justice asks people to fight authoritarianism

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:38:09 GMT2018-03-07T11:38:09Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' embattled Supreme Court chief justice urged Filipinos on Wednesday to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights, in an indirect criticism of the country's volatile leader, who has long called for her removal....