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# philippines - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone
# Typhoon
# Typhoon

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone

Nov 10th 2013, 8:18 AM 15,146 Views 14 Comments

Several hundred people have been confirmed dead in the Philippines, but that could rise dramatically as more cities report in.

# philippines - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000

Nov 9th 2013, 9:28 AM 6,086 Views 9 Comments

The typhoon moved on to Vietnam today.

# philippines - Monday 4 November, 2013

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting
# Terre Des Hommes
# Terre Des Hommes

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting

Nov 4th 2013, 9:16 PM 27,239 Views 49 Comments

Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.

# philippines - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people
# Disaster
# Disaster

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people

Oct 15th 2013, 9:42 AM 2,946 Views 9 Comments

The earthquake reached 7.2 on the Richter scale.

# philippines - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘I found myself in the Philippines, blindfolded and handcuffed to a Polish man’
# Castaway
# Castaway

‘I found myself in the Philippines, blindfolded and handcuffed to a Polish man’

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 13,993 Views 14 Comments

Dublin artist Murray Aston won a competition that sent him to the other side of the world.

# philippines - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster
# Philippines
# Philippines

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster

Aug 17th 2013, 11:22 AM 7,786 Views 5 Comments

The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.

# philippines - Monday 5 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 5th 2013, 8:15 PM 13,660 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the continued Dublin Bus strike, a test-tube burger, and a bomb blast in the Philippines.

Six dead, 26 hurt in Philippines bomb blast
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

Six dead, 26 hurt in Philippines bomb blast

Aug 5th 2013, 1:13 PM 9,040 Views 63 Comments

The United States and other governments had earlier warned of a terror threat in the city.

# philippines - Friday 5 July, 2013

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia
# Air Rage
# Air Rage

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia

Jul 5th 2013, 9:45 PM 22,393 Views 42 Comments

Police say passenger was abusive on Qantas flight yesterday.

# philippines - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)
# Investigation
# Investigation

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)

Jun 29th 2013, 1:33 PM 12,163 Views 26 Comments

Police said the Philippine politician shot himself in parliament, where firearms are banned, with a pistol whose permit had expired.

# philippines - Friday 24 May, 2013

Manila isn't happy that Dan Brown called it "the gates of hell"
# Going Down Well
# Going Down Well

Manila isn't happy that Dan Brown called it "the gates of hell"

May 24th 2013, 9:56 PM 13,279 Views 46 Comments

The chairman of the Filipino capital has written to Brown saying the city is actually “an entry into heaven”.

# philippines - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
# Asia
# Asia

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

May 15th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,475 Views 23 Comments

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# philippines - Monday 13 May, 2013

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians
# Philippines
# Philippines

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

May 13th 2013, 1:05 PM 4,019 Views 0 Comments

The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.

# philippines - Friday 29 March, 2013

VIDEO: Men crucified in Philippines' annual Easter rituals
# Holy Hell
# Holy Hell

VIDEO: Men crucified in Philippines' annual Easter rituals

Mar 29th 2013, 7:37 AM 18,793 Views 86 Comments

Filipino Catholics have whipped their backs and nailed themselves to crosses in an annual commemoration of Christ’s death.

# philippines - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

WATCH: Philippines bans ex-NBA player for choking teammate
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

WATCH: Philippines bans ex-NBA player for choking teammate

Mar 12th 2013, 10:21 AM 968 Views 0 Comments

Renaldo Balkman, who once played with the New York Knicks, was also fined 250,000 pesos.

# philippines - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Filipino town goes into mourning over death of killer crocodile
# Killer Croc
# Killer Croc

Filipino town goes into mourning over death of killer crocodile

Feb 16th 2013, 10:30 AM 15,183 Views 25 Comments

Lolong – who was over 20 feet long – was suspected of killing several townspeople before being found dead on Sunday.

# philippines - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Jan 17th 2013, 10:19 AM 4,868 Views 25 Comments

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

# philippines - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Storm leaves six dead in Philippines
# Philippines
# Philippines

Storm leaves six dead in Philippines

Dec 27th 2012, 9:37 AM 2,602 Views 1 Comment

Tropical Storm Wukong has killed six people and left two missing after hitting the central Philippines.

# philippines - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

Dec 15th 2012, 11:46 AM 4,386 Views 50 Comments

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.

# philippines - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Closing bell? Calls in Philippines for Pacquiao to retire
# Pac Man
From The42
# Pac Man

Closing bell? Calls in Philippines for Pacquiao to retire

Dec 11th 2012, 11:15 AM 959 Views 6 Comments

“Pacquiao got hit hard but in the end, he was conquered by Father Time,” wrote one Philippine sports columnist in the wake of Pacquaio’s defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez.

# philippines - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

238 dead, hundreds missing following Philippines typhoon
# Philippines
# Philippines

238 dead, hundreds missing following Philippines typhoon

Dec 5th 2012, 8:06 AM 2,963 Views 4 Comments

Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao yesterday, leading to scenes of utter devastation.

# philippines - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Typhoon Bopha kills at least 40 in Philippines
# Bopha
# Bopha

Typhoon Bopha kills at least 40 in Philippines

Dec 4th 2012, 3:20 PM 2,406 Views 3 Comments

The villagers and soldiers drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims.

# philippines - Friday 19 October, 2012

Sting calls off Philippines gig in pine tree row
# Don't Stand So Close To Me
# Don't Stand So Close To Me

Sting calls off Philippines gig in pine tree row

Oct 19th 2012, 8:45 PM 10,193 Views 36 Comments

The singer called off the concert in protest at the removal of pine trees outside a shopping centre undergoing redevelopment.

# philippines - Friday 5 October, 2012

Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel
# Philippines
# Philippines

Philippines: President defends new laws clamping down on online libel

Oct 5th 2012, 9:06 AM 2,024 Views 2 Comments

The new Filipino laws mean those who libel others online face greater punishment than those who do so in print.

# philippines - Monday 17 September, 2012

Two die in Pakistan as film violence spreads
# Islam
# Islam

Two die in Pakistan as film violence spreads

Sep 17th 2012, 2:59 PM 3,678 Views 56 Comments

Protests have taken place across the Arab World against the US-produced ‘Innocence of Muslims’.

# philippines - Friday 10 August, 2012

Dramatic Rescue of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Dramatic Rescue of the Day

Aug 10th 2012, 3:30 PM 7,761 Views 8 Comments

No comment.

# philippines - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila
# Philippines
# Philippines

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

Aug 8th 2012, 9:56 PM 8,374 Views 7 Comments

The Philippines’s capital has been turned into a “water world” in a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

# philippines - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Pics: Philippines hit by major flooding and landslide
# Philippines
# Philippines

Pics: Philippines hit by major flooding and landslide

Aug 7th 2012, 10:53 AM 2,976 Views 1 Comment

The country’s capital, Manila is ‘half submerged’ in water. Thousands of commuters were stranded overnight and homes have been evacuated.

# philippines - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola
# Flooding
# Flooding

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

Jul 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 3,871 Views 1 Comment

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

# philippines - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'Facebook gaffe' gets Philippine official fired
# You're Fired
From The Daily Edge
# You're Fired

'Facebook gaffe' gets Philippine official fired

Jul 5th 2012, 12:01 PM 8,481 Views 7 Comments

The provincial information officer was supposed to be at work – but Facebook photos showed he was at a high school reunion…

# philippines - Monday 2 July, 2012

Photos: Meet the largest saltwater crocodile in the world*
# Scaled Up
# Scaled Up

Photos: Meet the largest saltwater crocodile in the world*

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:01 AM 10,737 Views 26 Comments

*In captivity, that is – locals in the Philippines fear there may be an even bigger one out there.

# philippines - Friday 6 April, 2012

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world
# Easter
# Easter

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world

Apr 6th 2012, 2:45 PM 4,795 Views 56 Comments

Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…

# philippines - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Cruise ship heads for Malaysian port after being stranded for 24 hours
# Cruise Ship
# Cruise Ship

Cruise ship heads for Malaysian port after being stranded for 24 hours

Apr 1st 2012, 11:40 AM 3,770 Views 4 Comments

The Azamara Quest, carrying over 1,000 people on board, was adrift in waters off the southern Philippines for a full day after flames engulfed one of its engine rooms on Friday night

# philippines - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Landslide kills 25 and buries dozens more in Philippines
# Philippines
# Philippines

Landslide kills 25 and buries dozens more in Philippines

Jan 5th 2012, 1:43 PM 959 Views 0 Comments

Aside from those confirmed dead, more than 100 people were believed buried in the rubble, local officials said.

# philippines - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Dec 28th 2011, 6:50 PM 6,738 Views 6 Comments

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

# philippines - Monday 26 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: St Stephen's Day

Dec 26th 2011, 7:45 PM 5,789 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Texas gunman was dressed as Santa Claus, China’s ghost estates and why Donald Trump has left the Republican party.

Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi
# Emergency
# Emergency

Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi

Dec 26th 2011, 4:01 PM 1,327 Views 1 Comment

The tents and blankets were sent in the wake of the devastating typhoon which killed over 1,000 earlier this month.

# philippines - Friday 23 December, 2011

Ireland to send emergency aid to flood-struck Philippines
# Airlift
# Airlift

Ireland to send emergency aid to flood-struck Philippines

Dec 23rd 2011, 8:33 PM 1,680 Views 15 Comments

The Christmas Day airlift will contain tents and blankets for thousands of families displaced by the disaster.