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Man pleads guilty to shipping lizards from Philippines to US

Apr. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire man who smuggled rare lizards from the Philippines to the U.S. by hiding them in socks and placing them inside electronic equipment has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Derrick Semedo pleaded guilty in Boston on Tuesday to trafficking in protected wildlife...

Philippine president threatens to return garbage to Canada

Apr. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to ship containers of garbage back to Canada and dump some at the country's embassy in Manila if Canadian officials don't take back waste that Filipino officials say was illegally shipped to Manila years ago. More than 100 containers of...

Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed building

Apr. 24, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police investigators have summoned the owner of a four-story supermarket that collapsed in a powerful earthquake and is feared to have trapped dozens of people, officials said Wednesday. Chuzon Supermarket owner Samuel Chu on Tuesday appeared at a police station in...

China's Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

Apr. 23, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

QINGDAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties among the world's navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea. Xi's remarks came in an address to foreign naval officers attending...

Powerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblor

Apr. 23, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country's north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological Survey put the...

The Latest: New 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

Apr. 23, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on powerful earthquakes in the Philippines (all times local): 2 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people. The new quake hit Tuesday...

U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, day after 6.1 quake in the north

Apr. 23, 2019 1:59 AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, day after 6.1 quake in the north.

Philippine quake knocks over building; at least 3 dead

Apr. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage, officials said. Mayor Condralito dela Cruz of Porac...

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Apr. 19, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering. Four men and a woman, some wearing crowns of twigs, were...

Filipinos start evacuating from Libyan capital; 1 wounded

Apr. 18, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino, officials said Thursday. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Emmanuel Fernandez said in Manila that three...