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May, 3, 2016

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A weeklong assault by Philippine troops ended with the capture of a Muslim extremist camp and the deaths of 26 militants and three soldiers, a military spokesman said on Sunday.
 
Heavy rains pummeled the entire Philippines on Saturday, flooding more areas as the government declared a "state of national calamity."
 
Heavy flooding as Philippine typhoon toll climbs to 11
Rescuers on speedboats hauled rain-soaked residents off rooftops in the Philippine countryside on Wednesday after Typhoon Melor killed at least 11 people and cut power for millions.
 
Three Philippine soldiers were killed in a major assault on a Muslim extremist camp in the southern Philippines, the military said Wednesday.
 
Heavy flooding as Philippine typhoon death toll climbs to 11
Rescuers on speedboats hauled rain-soaked residents off rooftops in the Philippine countryside on Wednesday after Typhoon Melor killed at least 11 people and cut power for millions.
 
Melor kills 4 in Philippines, cuts power
Tattered lanterns, festive lights and tin roofs littered towns in the central Philippines on Tuesday after Typhoon Melor swept through, killing at least four people and leaving millions without power ahead of Christmas.
 
Typhoon Melor slams central Philippines as 700,000 flee for safety
More than 700,000 people in the central Philippines fled to safer areas for fear of giant waves, floods or landslides as Typhoon Melor slammed into the archipelago nation Monday, officials said.
 
Thousands of residents evacuated as Typhoon Melor slammed into the eastern Philippines, where flood- and landslide-prone communities are bracing for destructive winds, heavy rains and coastal floods of up to 4 meters (13 feet), officials said Monday. Classes and flights were suspended.
 
An inferno in one of Manila's huge shanty towns has killed nine people, authorities said Friday, the third blaze to have struck the city's slums in as many weeks.
 
The Philippines is receiving 114 armored vehicles donated by the United States, officials said Thursday, boosting the poorly equipped military's fight against various insurgent groups in the country.
 
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