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Philippine troops kill militants, seize jungle camp in south

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:59:01 GMT2017-04-24T14:59:01Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes, captured a jungle camp belonging to an extremist band allied with the Islamic State group on Monday and killed several militants in the country' south, military officials said....



Philippines lawyer alleges President Duterte link to deaths

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:10:36 GMT2017-04-24T11:10:36Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Filipino lawyer on Monday presented documents to the International Criminal Court which he said contain evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and other crime suspects....



Duterte says he can be 50 times more brutal than terrorists

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:01:54 GMT2017-04-23T13:01:54Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that he could be "50 times" more brutal than Muslim militants who stage beheadings and said he could even "eat" the extremists if they're captured alive by troops....



Filipino troops kill 4 suspected militants on resort island

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:25:39 GMT2017-04-22T15:25:39Z

CEBU, Philippines (AP) -- After a massive manhunt, Philippine forces killed at least four suspected Muslim militants Saturday in a central resort province where troops had foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials said....



Duterte offers bounty for extremists in foiled island attack

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:31:37 GMT2017-04-19T12:31:37Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president has offered a bounty for the capture of Muslim extremists behind a foiled attack on a central resort island....



Passengers scream as bus plunges in Philippines, killing 31

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:15:21 GMT2017-04-19T03:15:21Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Passengers were screaming in horror as the bus driver repeatedly hit the brakes, shouting they weren't working, before the vehicle plunged into a ravine in the northern Philippines, killing at least 31 people in one of the country's deadliest recent crashes, officials said Wednesday....



Killing of key militant a success and worry for Philippines

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:41:00 GMT2017-04-12T13:41:00Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The killing of a Muslim extremist leader on a resort island in the central Philippines this week was a clear victory for the military, but it also drove home an unsettling reality: that the militants are venturing farther from their jungle hideouts to spread terror....



The Latest: Clashes with Abu Sayyaf raise tourism concerns

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:14:43 GMT2017-04-12T08:14:43Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on clashes between Philippine forces and suspected militants (all times local):...



World Bank: Philippine economy to grow close to 7%

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:14:49 GMT2017-04-11T05:14:49Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The World Bank says the Philippines will remain a top performer in East Asia, with its economy forecast to grow close to 7 percent in the next three years....