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2 years 6 months ago

Unique tombs found in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Archaeologists have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop in the Philippines with limestone coffins of a type never before found in this Southeast Asian nation, officials said Thursday. National Museum official Eusebio Dizon said the village on...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Philippines jolted by 5.3 magnitude earthquake

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Officials say two moderately strong earthquakes have hit the northwestern Philippines with no damage reported so far. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the 5.3 magnitude temblor before dawn Friday was centered 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) southwest of Looc township on Lubang island in...

4 years 7 months ago

7 tourists killed on hijacked bus

A 12-hour hostage stand-off on a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday, with officials saying at least seven Chinese tourists were dead along with the disgruntled ex-policeman who seized their vehicle in a bid to get his job back. At least six captives survived, four of whom were...

5 years 4 months ago

Clinton shows solidarity, pledges more aid

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising U.S. support for the Philippines in its fight against al-Qaida-linked militants. She's arrived in Manila for a two-day visit. Her trip comes after the Philippine Senate passed a resolution urging the government to renegotiate a pact with the U.S. that lets about...

5 years 5 months ago

Typhoon weakens, stalls off Philippines

Typhoon Lupit weakened into a tropical storm Friday after zigzagging around the rain-soaked northern Philippines and living up to its name - meaning cruel in Filipino - by keeping weary residents on edge and forecasters guessing. The third successive storm in a month has been hovering for several days...

5 years 5 months ago

Disease kills dozens in flooded Philippines

The World Health Organization will send an emergency team to help the Philippines fight a bacterial disease outbreak that has killed at least 148 people and sickened nearly 2,000 in and around the flood-hit capital, officials said Thursday. Outbreaks of leptospirosis, spread by water contaminated with the urine of...

5 years 5 months ago

Extra coffins needed in storm-hit Philippines

Authorities sent more than 200 coffins Monday to the typhoon-battered northern Philippines for the grim task of burying the storm's victims, including a family of eight whose house was buried under a torrent of mud. The nationwide death toll from landslides and flooding stood at more than 600 back-to-back...

5 years 5 months ago

Philippine mudslides, floods kill more than 160

Officials say rescuers have retrieved more than 160 dead from dozens of landslides that buried villages and cut off towns in the rain-soaked northern Philippines. About 450 people have been killed in the country's worst flooding in 40 years after back-to-back storms started pounding the country's north Sept. 26. Officials...

5 years 6 months ago

Feds reviewing humpback whale status

The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades. Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly...

5 years 6 months ago

Philippines storm death toll soars

Typhoon Ketsana struck the Philippine island nation over the weekend and has affected about half a million people. Officials say Ketsana swamped entire towns, overturned vehicles and set off landslides. Hundreds of Philippine soldiers, joined by the US military, are delivering supplies to thousands of people affected by the floods....

5 years 6 months ago

Father of 'green' revolution dies at 95

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution" who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas, a Texas A&M University spokeswoman said. He was 95. Borlaug died just before 11 p.m....

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