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The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

Ex-Philippine President Estrada on ventilator with COVID-19

Apr. 06, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, who is battling COVID-19, has been put on a ventilator, his son said Tuesday. The 83-year-old Estrada, the most prominent Filipino politician to test positive for the coronavirus, was hospitalized...

Asia Today: Philippines extends lockdown as infections spike

Apr. 05, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government extended a lockdown by another week Monday after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge and started to overwhelm many hospitals in the capital and outlying regions. President Rodrigo Duterte...

The Latest: Lockdown extended for metro Manila, surroundings

Apr. 04, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government extended a lockdown by another week Monday after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge and started to overwhelm many hospitals in the capital and outlying regions. President Rodrigo Duterte placed...

Philippine defense chief in verbal tussle with China on reef

Apr. 03, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An annoyed Philippine defense chief renewed a demand on Saturday for dozens of Chinese vessels to leave a Manila-claimed reef in the South China Sea, and said he would not be fooled by Chinese assertions that the vessels were taking shelter from bad weather. ...

Good Friday and virus lockdown empty Manila’s streets

Apr. 02, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos marked Good Friday, one of the most solemn holidays in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation, with deserted streets and churches following a strict lockdown to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Major highways and roads were...

Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in NYC is arrested

Mar. 31, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A parolee convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago was arrested on assault and hate crime charges in an attack on an Asian American woman in New York City, police said Wednesday. Police said Brandon Elliot, 38, is the man seen on...

Philippines demands China remove vessels at 6 islands, reefs

Mar. 31, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Wednesday that more than 250 Chinese vessels it believes are operated by militia have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea and demanded that China immediately remove them. ...

The Latest: Metro Manila, outlying provinces go on lockdown

Mar. 28, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, back to a lockdown Monday at the height of the Lenten and Easter holiday travel season as they scrambled to control an alarming surge in coronavirus...