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Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

Aug. 19, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine agriculture chief said Monday that an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still-unidentified disease causing the swine deaths. Agriculture Secretary...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ DUTERTE TRIP TO...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 12, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ EDITOR'S NOTE:...

Duterte says he will discuss territorial disputes in China

Aug. 8, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he plans to discuss his country's territorial rifts with China, including its 2016 arbitration victory over Beijing and the development of potential energy resources, when he visits China this month. President Rodrigo Duterte did not provide other...

US carrier sails into disputed waters amid new flare-ups

Aug. 6, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS RONALD REAGAN, South China Sea (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest show of America's military might amid new territorial flare-ups involving China and three rival claimant states. The U.S. Navy flew a small group of Philippine...

Philippines declares dengue outbreak a national epidemic

Aug. 6, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic. The agency said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the declaration to improve the response to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on a...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 5, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ EDITOR'S NOTE:...

31 dead, 62 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

Aug. 4, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three missing, the coast guard said Sunday. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo...

7 dead, 31 rescued after boats capsize in Philippines

Aug. 3, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least seven people died and 31 others were rescued when three ferry boats separately capsized in bad weather Saturday between two central Philippine island provinces, the coast guard said. Police said at least seven people were missing after the inter-island ferries either...

Today in History

Aug. 1, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2019. There are 152 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. On this date: In 1714, Britain's Queen Anne...