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Monsoon rains flood Philippine villages, thousands evacuate

Jul. 24, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of residents fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces Saturday after days of torrential monsoon rains, which left at least one villager dead, officials said. Officials said they...

Typhoon to bring heavy rains to Taiwan, China over weekend

Jul. 23, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central Chinese province caused at least 51 deaths. Forecasters say Typhoon In-fa is moving toward China and expected to...

US urges ASEAN to press for return to democracy in Myanmar

Jul. 14, 2021 06:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken asked his Southeast Asian counterparts Wednesday to press for an end to violence in Myanmar, its return to democracy and the release of all political prisoners in a video conference attended by the military-led nation’s top...

US expert: Images show Chinese ship waste endangering reefs

Jul. 12, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Swarms of Chinese vessels have dumped human waste and wastewater for years in a disputed area of the South China Sea, causing algae blooms that have damaged coral reefs and threatened fish in an unfolding catastrophe, a U.S.-based expert said Monday. ...

Philippine cargo ship lists in Manila Bay after collision

Jul. 08, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine cargo vessel and a Cyprus-flagged dredger collided in a Manila Bay anchorage area early Thursday, resulting in no injuries but causing the cargo vessel to list and lie half-submerged in the busy waters. It was not immediately...

Philippine military's worst air disaster kills 52, wounds 51

Jul. 05, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops found the last five dead from the crash of a transport aircraft in the south and two wounded survivors died Monday, raising the death toll to 52 in the military’s worst air disaster, officials said. The Lockheed C-130...

Philippine military plane crashes, 45 dead, 49 rescued

Jul. 04, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying combat troops assigned to fight Muslim militants crashed and exploded while landing in the south Sunday, killing at least 42 army soldiers on board and three civilians on the ground in one of the worst disasters in...

Philippine defense secretary says at least 17 dead, 40 rescued in crash of military plane with 92 on board

Jul. 04, 2021 02:29 AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense secretary says at least 17 dead, 40 rescued in crash of military plane with 92 on board.

Philippine military chief says a C-130 plane has crashed in the south after missing a runway; at least 40 are rescued.

Jul. 04, 2021 01:20 AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military chief says a C-130 plane has crashed in the south after missing a runway; at least 40 are rescued.

Philippine villagers fear twin perils: Volcano and COVID-19

Jul. 02, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

LAUREL, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of people were being evacuated from villages around a rumbling volcano near the Philippine capital Friday, but officials said they faced another dilemma of ensuring emergency shelters will not turn into epicenters of COVID-19 infections. ...