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Philippines suspects body found could be Chinese adventurer

May. 1, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials said Saturday the headless body of a man and a boat have been found in the south and authorities were verifying if he could be a Chinese adventurer who went missing while rowing across the Pacific Ocean last year. Regional military commander Lt. Gen....

11 Philippine troops killed in clash with Muslim militants

Apr. 17, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops clashed with dozens of Abu Sayyaf militants allied with the Islamic State group in the country’s south Friday, leaving 11 soldiers dead and 14 others wounded, military officials said. Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said the army...