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Hundreds die, thousands displaced in Philippines floods

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Hundreds die, thousands displaced in Philippines floods

At least 240 people have died and more than 450,000 have been displaced in the Philippines due to severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana.

Posted: September 29, 2009 07:43   Comments: 1
Former U.S. bases in the Philippines transform and thrive

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Former U.S. bases in the Philippines transform and thrive

The American troop presence in the Philippines is tiny compared to what it was before two major U.S. military bases closed down almost two decades ago. In the years since, a stunning transformation has taken place, turning those bases from the ash heap of history into thriving economic enterprises.

Posted: September 28, 2009 13:21   Comments: 5
Typhoon and earthquakes devastate Asia

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Typhoon and earthquakes devastate Asia

In Asia, Typhoon Morakot has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but not before it caused widespread destruction in several countries, from China to the Philippines. Meanwhile, Japan has been hit with a series of powerful earthquakes.

Posted: August 10, 2009 10:35   Comments: 20
Thousands mourn Philippine “mother of democracy”

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Thousands mourn Philippine “mother of democracy”

Tens of thousand of Filipinos turned out in Manila on Wednesday for the funeral of the woman they called the mother of democracy -- Corazon Aquino. Aquino led the pro-democracy People Power revolution in the 1980s and was president of the Philippines for six years.

Posted: August 5, 2009 16:34   Comments: 0
Filipino group with al-Qaeda ties threatens beheading

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Filipino group with al-Qaeda ties threatens beheading

A radical Islamic militant group from the southern Philippines, Abu Sayyaf, has threatened to behead a Red Cross hostage unless the military withdraws from the area.

Posted: March 26, 2009 07:41   Comments: 1
Philippines doles out cash incentives for school, health

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Philippines doles out cash incentives for school, health

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about a new government program in the Philippines that provides cash assistance to poor families who follow human development guidelines, and assesses its likelihood of success.

Posted: February 4, 2009 11:44   Comments: 1

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