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    The Philippines

    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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    Over 3,000 pigs culled in Philippines over swine fever
    International

    Over 3,000 pigs culled in Philippines over swine fever

    More than 3,000 pigs have been culled in the Philippines' Metro Manila area in a bid to contain the outbreak of African swine fever that has so far led to the deaths of more than 20,000 hogs, an official said on Friday.

    AIBA Men's World C'ships: Panghal, Kaushik, Sanjeet in QFs
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    AIBA Men's World C'ships: Panghal, Kaushik, Sanjeet in QFs

    Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) was the standout performer of the day as three Indian boxers entered the quarter-finals and are now one win away from a medal at the AIBA Mens World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Tuesday. Joining Kaushik in the last-eight stage were Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Sanjeet (91kg).

    Duterte to start China visit amid tensions
    International

    Duterte to start China visit amid tensions

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was set to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday for his fifth official visit to China at a time of growing tensions with the country over the South China Sea.

    As SCS tension flares, India for strong ASEAN role
    International

    As SCS tension flares, India for strong ASEAN role

    Amid rising tensions over China's military build-up and laying claims to other states' territorial zone in the South China Sea, India has stressed that it wants to see a strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN playing a central role in the emerging dynamic of the Indo-Pacific, as it also impinges on India's prosperity and security.

    Philippines arrests Jordanian linked to Osama's family
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    Philippines arrests Jordanian linked to Osama's family

    A Jordanian man linked to Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden's brother-in-law has been taken into the Philippines government custody and is to be deported, the country's Bureau of Immigration said on Thursday.

    Asean Foreign Ministers begin summit in Thailand
    International

    Asean Foreign Ministers begin summit in Thailand

    The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) began a summit in the Thai capital on Wednesday, where they will discuss the ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea and trade tensions, among other issues.

    Philippines earthquakes death toll rises to 9
    International

    Philippines earthquakes death toll rises to 9

    The death toll from the earthquakes that struck northern Philippines at the weekend rose to nine on Monday, according to official figures.

    Philippines, US reaffirm security commitments for South China Sea
    International

    Philippines, US reaffirm security commitments for South China Sea

    Philippines and the US on Tuesday agreed to reinforce their defence ties and uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea amid Chinas non-stop island-building and military activities in the region.

    Amal Clooney to defend Rappler CEO Maria Ressa against tax evasion, libel charges
    International

    Amal Clooney to defend Rappler CEO Maria Ressa against tax evasion, libel charges

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will lead a legal team defending Philippines journalist Maria Ressa who has been repeatedly indicted this year on charges of tax evasion and cyber-libel.

    Amal Clooney to lead defence team of Duterte critic
    International

    Amal Clooney to lead defence team of Duterte critic

    Acclaimed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will head the international legal team defending a Philippine media personality who is one of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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