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    The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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    Duterte orders police to shoot quarantine violators
    Politics

    Duterte orders police to shoot quarantine violators

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police officers to shoot those who violate the strict quarantine imposed in the country over the coronavirus pandemic.

    ADB sells $4.5 billion two-year global bonds in largest-ever single tranche outing
    Business

    ADB sells $4.5 billion two-year global bonds in largest-ever single tranche outing

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has returned to the US dollar bond market with the pricing of a two-year global bond with a principal amount of 4.5 billion dollars, proceeds of which will be part of ADB's ordinary capital resources.

    Philippines cancels annual joint military exercise with US
    Politics

    Philippines cancels annual joint military exercise with US

    The Philippines has cancelled its biggest annual joint military exercise with the US this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a high-ranking official said on Friday.

    Maharashtra COVID-19 positive cases now 124
    Maharashtra

    Maharashtra COVID-19 positive cases now 124

    With two more COVID-19 positive cases detected on Thursday, the total number of infected persons rose from 122 to 124, health officials said here on Thursday.

    Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 47
    International

    Philippine typhoon death toll rises to 47

    The official death toll from Typhoon Phanfone has risen to 47 and is likely to keep rising as nine more persons are reported missing, the government said on Monday.

    Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines, thousands evacuated
    International

    Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines, thousands evacuated

    Authorities evacuated thousands of people from their homes to safer places as a powerful typhoon, 'Kammuri', made landfall on Luzon, Philippines' largest and most populous island on Monday evening.

    Over 31,400 displaced due to quakes in Philippines
    International

    Over 31,400 displaced due to quakes in Philippines

    More than 31,400 people have been displaced from their homes by the two massive earthquakes measuring 6.6 and 6.5 on the Richter Scale that jolted Mindanao Island in the Philippines last week, the government said on Monday.

    Philippines earthquake toll rises to 7, 400 injured
    International

    Philippines earthquake toll rises to 7, 400 injured

    The death toll in earthquake that has struck Mindanao island in the southern Philippines, climbed to seven and the number of injured was around 400, the authorities said on Wednesday.

    Duterte off to Russia to meet 'favourite hero' Putin
    International

    Duterte off to Russia to meet 'favourite hero' Putin

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday took off for an official visit to Russia where he will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid strained ties with several European countries over rights situation in the Southeast Asian country.

    OYO Hotels fast strides to 500 Indian cities in 6 years
    Business

    OYO Hotels fast strides to 500 Indian cities in 6 years

    In a major expansion drive, homegrown hotel room and living space aggregator Oyo Hotels and Homes on Monday announced it has increased its presence in India to over 500 cities covering metros and several tier 2, 3 and 4 cities.

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