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Philippines: Country in Southeast Asia
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 broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

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Malaysian firm offers AI-based profiling of Chinese visitors for virus

Malaysia's MYEG Services Bhd said on Wednesday it had developed a coronavirus risk-profiling system for visitors from China and was offering the artificial intelligence-based service to the governments..
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Philippine workers allowed to travel to Hong Kong, Macau amid virus fear

The Philippines on Tuesday allowed Filipino workers to travel to Hong Kong and Macau, relaxing the travel ban it imposed on China and its special administrative regions to control the spread of the..
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Philippines president Duterte poised to shut down Philippines biggest broadcaster [Video]Philippines president Duterte poised to shut down Philippines biggest broadcaster

ABS-CBN, owned by one of the Philippines richest families, has been target of Duterte disdain since 2016 election.

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Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive" [Video]Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive"

A retired doctor on board a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away at five other ports said the mood on board was "very depressive" and "very anxious" in a video he..

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New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing has now tightened restrictions across Hubei province amid the growing threat of the Wuhan virus.

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Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic [Video]Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 73,243 people globally, mostly in mainland China. The global death toll is at least 1,868, with one death each in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines..

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Philippine's President Says Trump Should Be Re-elected [Video]Philippine's President Says Trump Should Be Re-elected

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said President Donald Trump deserves to be re-elected. According to Reuters, he praised Trump’s reaction to his decision to end a decades-old military agreement..

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Cruiseliner passengers set foot in Cambodia [Video]Cruiseliner passengers set foot in Cambodia

Passengers onboard the MS Westerdam cruiseliner were able to finally disembark to the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on Friday (February 14) , after two weeks at sea.

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Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser [Video]Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser

Cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is not on the agenda, says games president Yoshiro Mori.

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Trump shrugs off end to Philippines military pact [Video]Trump shrugs off end to Philippines military pact

U.S. President Donald Trump brushed aside the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to end a decades-old military agreement with United States on Wednesday, saying he didn't really mind and..

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Trump Shrugs On News That Key Pacific Ally Is Tearing Up Its Military Pact With US [Video]Trump Shrugs On News That Key Pacific Ally Is Tearing Up Its Military Pact With US

Business Insider reports the Philippines is terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States. The agreement is a major military accord on the status of US troops rotating in and out of..

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Duterte End Visiting Forces Agreement With The US [Video]Duterte End Visiting Forces Agreement With The US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte terminated a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. According to Reuters, they delivered on threats to downgrade an alliance important to U.S...

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Philippines to terminate troop agreement with U.S. [Video]Philippines to terminate troop agreement with U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told his foreign minister to give formal notice to the United States of his termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement between their militaries, his spokesman..

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China returns to work as virus hits daily record [Video]China returns to work as virus hits daily record

Some Chinese goverment restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus outbreak are eased, as local residents begin to return to work. Adam Reed reports.

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Coronavirus death toll passes SARS [Video]Coronavirus death toll passes SARS

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has surpassed the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, data from Chinese authorities showed, as millions of Chinese prepare to go back to work. Emer McCarthy reports.

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How the Wuhan virus is impacting airlines and car manufacturers [Video]How the Wuhan virus is impacting airlines and car manufacturers

As the Wuhan virus continues to spread at an alarming rate, it is starting to impact cruise ships, airlines and other international companies.

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Reports of anti-Chinese views in Philippines over coronavirus [Video]Reports of anti-Chinese views in Philippines over coronavirus

Some in Chinese-Filipino community, mainland Chinese tourists allege bias against them in as China travel ban imposed.

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The first coronavirus death outside China's borders [Video]The first coronavirus death outside China's borders

China will seek to boost its economy on Monday as it battles the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, and in the Philippines the first death from the virus outside China is reported. David Doyle..

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Philippines reports coronavirus death, China toll reaches 304 [Video]Philippines reports coronavirus death, China toll reaches 304

Philippines death is first outside China and comes as countries impose strict restrictions on travel from China.

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Coronvirus: First death outside China [Video]Coronvirus: First death outside China

A man has died of the coronavirus in the Philippines, the first confirmed fatality outside China. The patient was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan, where the virus was first detected.

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Huge mural in Manila honours Kobe Bryant and daughter [Video]Huge mural in Manila honours Kobe Bryant and daughter

Kobe Bryant was beloved by many Filipino fans as one of the greatest to have ever played basketball.View on euronews

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Philippines volcano: Restrictions lifted, thousands heading home [Video]Philippines volcano: Restrictions lifted, thousands heading home

Back in the shadow of the volcano, returning evacuees in the Philippines rebuild their lives.

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Endangered wildlife: Saving the Tarsier, Philippines' tiny primate [Video]Endangered wildlife: Saving the Tarsier, Philippines' tiny primate

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Worldwide basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash [Video]Worldwide basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Worldwide basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash in Los Angeles atage of 41

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Philippines residents refuse to leave volcano danger zones [Video]Philippines residents refuse to leave volcano danger zones

Despite repeated warnings that the Philippines' Taal volcano could erupt at any time, some are risking their lives to stay close to home.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K. [Video]Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia announced that it has returned 150 shipping containers filled with plastic waste to their country of origin after they were found to be contaminated and mixed in with other trash.

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Philippines volcano: Evacuees concerned about long-term plans [Video]Philippines volcano: Evacuees concerned about long-term plans

The Taal volcano alert level is still high and there are growing concerns about illnesses that may develop due to difficult conditions in temporary shelters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

 

Philippines' Duterte says Trump deserves to be re-elected

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that Donald Trump deserved to be re-elected, praising the U.S. president's reaction to his decision to end a decades-old military agreement with..
Reuters - Published

Philippines to lift Taiwan travel ban imposed over coronavirus

The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, and will evaluate other restrictions including those on Macau,..
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Philippine says travel ban stays even as Taiwan plans countermeasures

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected on Thursday Taiwan's appeal to lift a ban on its citizens visiting the country, saying his primary concern was the safety of Filipinos.
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Taiwan mulls countermeasures if Philippines doesn't lift entry ban

Taiwan is considering countermeasures if the Philippines does not lift a ban on Taiwanese citizens visiting the country over fears about the coronavirus, the island's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
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Trump says he does not mind if Philippines cuts military pact with U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not mind if the Philippines ends a military agreement with the United States.
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Philippine military backs defense divorce from U.S.

The Philippine military on Wednesday stood by the president's decision to scrap a security agreement with the United States, saying the country could now develop its own defense capabilities and..
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Duterte terminates Philippines troop pact, U.S. calls move 'unfortunate'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced the termination of a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA), delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance..
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Philippines Duterte terminates troop pact in blow to U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced the termination of a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA), delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance..
Reuters - Published

Philippines Duterte deals blow to U.S. by terminating troop pact

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday terminated a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA) delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance crucial to U.S...
Reuters - Published

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's..
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Philippines seeks scrapping of 'abusive' broadcaster's franchise

The Philippine government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to cancel the franchises of the country's top broadcaster, ABS-CBN Corp, a move slammed by opposition lawmakers and activists as an attack..
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Philippines evacuates 30, including infant, from virus-hit Wuhan

Thirty Filipinos returned to the Philippines on Sunday from Wuhan City in China's Hubei province, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 800 in the mainland, the Department..
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Exclusive: 'Shock and awe' has failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief says

Colonel Romeo Caramat oversaw the bloodiest day in the blood-soaked war on drugs in the Philippines – 32 people killed in 24 hours in the province north of Manila where he was police chief in 2017.
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Philippines' Duterte says xenophobia against Chinese must stop

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Philippine citizens to stop stirring up anti-Chinese xenophobia related to the outbreak of a coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, in December and has..
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Factbox: Latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

The death toll from the new coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose by 56 to 350 on Monday, Chinese state television reported citing official figures, after the Philippines on Sunday reported the..
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Coronavirus kills Chinese man in Philippines, first death outside China

The Philippines said on Sunday a 44-year-old Chinese man had died from the new coronavirus, the first fatality from the growing outbreak to have died outside of China, where the epidemic started.
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Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China

The Philippines on Sunday reported the first overseas death from the growing epidemic of a coronavirus that originated in China, where new confirmed infections jumped by a daily record to top 14,000..
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Philippines confirms first case of new coronavirus: health minister

Philippine health officials have confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the country.
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Philippines halts visas on arrival for Chinese on virus fears

The Philippines stopped issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals on Tuesday, in a bid to keep the southeast Asian nation free of a new virus that has killed 106 and infected more than 4,500 since..
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Philippine artist paints images of volcanic devastation using ash

Ash from a rumbling Philippine volcano has inspired an artist and instructor to paint watercolors using the grey powder that had covered the plants in her backyard.
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Philippines' Duterte threatens to end military deal with the United States

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned the United States on Thursday he would repeal an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises if Washington did not reinstate the visa of a..
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Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says

The Japanese government should forbid employers from retaining the passports of their foreign workers, a lawyer said on Thursday after a Filipino woman sued her former employer for refusing to return..
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Philippines investigates suspected case of Chinese virus

Philippine health authorities are investigating the case of a five-year old Chinese boy with a travel history to Wuhan, the central city where a new coronavirus was first discovered, after he showed..
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Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is "recharging" with fresh magma and rising emissions of toxic gas, a top scientist said on Monday, while authorities ordered..
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Philippine military says 5 Indonesians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants

The Philippine military on Sunday said it has launched search and rescue operations for five Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by militants belonging to the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group in..
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Evacuees pray for safety at Sunday mass amid Philippine volcano threat

Hundreds of people who have fled their homes near a restive volcano on the Philippines' main island Luzon attended a Catholic mass at a temporary shelter on Sunday, praying for safety amid fears of a..
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Ashes to bricks: Philippine city helps others rebuild after volcano

A Philippine city shrouded in ash from the nearby Taal volcano has turned adversity into an opportunity to help neighboring towns hit by the natural disaster.
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Philippine residents retrieve animals, belongings amid threat of volcano eruption

Thousands of residents under orders to evacuate from a town near the Philippine volcano Taal were allowed to briefly visit homes on Friday to rescue their animals and recover some possessions, taking..
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Philippine grandma sews face masks for Taal volcano evacuees

When demand and prices of face masks shot up after a small yet destructive volcano south of the Philippine capital suddenly spewed volcanic ash, a 61-year-old seamstress sprang into action to help her..
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Residents of Philippine volcano isle race to rescue stranded horses

At the crack of dawn on Thursday, Manolito Malaluan set out with a band of rescuers to ferry to safety two horses trapped on a Philippine island where a volcano has been spewing ash for days.
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Philippine volcano shows signs of calming, but danger remains

A Philippine volcano that has been spewing ash for days appeared to be calming down on Thursday, but seismologists said the danger of an eruption remained high and authorities warned evacuees not to..
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Gray pineapples: Volcano devastates Philippines farm

Farmer Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation after ash spewed from a volcano in the Philippines - his verdant green pineapple field had been transformed to a dirty dark gray.
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'All in God's hands': Volcano evacuees hunker down in Philippines

The fine ash drifting into the school gym on gusts of wind is a constant reminder for evacuees in the Philippines of the volcano that threatens to bury their homes forever.
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Philippine lawyer to withdraw ICC complaint against Duterte

A Philippines lawyer who filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder in a bloody anti-drugs crackdown said on Tuesday he will no longer..
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Philippines struggles to evacuate reluctant villagers near volcano

Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from near a Philippine volcano that could erupt violently at any moment, authorities said on Tuesday, but thousands more are refusing to leave or have already..
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Special day 'no matter what': Filipino couple weds under volcanic cloud

A couple getting married in the Philippines over the weekend witnessed a surprise guest at their wedding.
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Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital

Schools and businesses shut across the Philippine capital on Monday as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an eruption could happen at any time, potentially..
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Philippine financial markets shut after volcano spews ash over Manila

Philippine financial markets were shut on Monday to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge volumes of ash that drifted across the nation's capital.
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Philippine stock exchange suspends trading after volcano ash emission

The Philippine Stock Exchange suspended Monday's trading to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge volumes of ash that drifted across the nation's capital.
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Small but dangerous: volcano spews ash over Philippine capital

A volcano near Manila spewed a massive cloud of ash that drifted across the Philippine capital on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of flights and closure of schools and government offices as..
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Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' as volcano spews ash

A volcano near the Philippines capital spewed ash up to 15 km (nine miles) into the sky on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, the cancellation of flights and warnings of a..
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Philippines suspends Manila airport flights as volcano spews ash

The Philippine airport authority on Sunday suspended flights at Manila's international airport after a volcano in nearby Batangas province spewed a giant plume of ash.
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Restive Philippine volcano prompts evacuation of thousands of residents

A volcano south of the Philippine capital Manila spewed a giant ash plume accompanied by rumbling sounds and tremors on Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the alert level and order the evacuation..
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Philippines allows citizens to stay in Iran, Lebanon as Middle East tensions ease

The Philippines will no longer require its citizens to leave Iran and Lebanon as worries of a broader conflict in the Middle East eased, but the mandatory evacuation order for workers in Iraq remains..
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