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Scores of U.S. and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines Friday, as a row escalates between Beijing and its smaller neighbors over the strategic waters.
 

Philippine authorities are investigating whether 11 detained Chinese fishermen entered the country's waters illegally to catch endangered turtles, police said Thursday, despite a Chinese demand for their immediate release.
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The Philippines said Wednesday it seized a Chinese fishing boat and its 11 crewmen on charges of catching endangered sea turtles in disputed South China Sea waters, prompting China to demand their release and accuse Manila of being provocative.
 

Gunmen have shot dead a radio broadcaster in the strife-torn southern Philippines in the latest in a spate of attacks on media workers, authorities said Tuesday.
 

Dozens of people have been arrested in the Philippines in a multinational crackdown on the exploding global menace of Internet “sextortion,” Interpol and local police announced on Friday.
Dozens held in Philippines over 'sextortion' ring

 

A battle between Philippine marines and Muslim militants, who launched a surprise attack to regain control of a captured jungle training encampment, has left 14 Abu Sayyaf fighters and one marine dead, officials said Wednesday.
 

U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday he had no desire to contain or counter China despite clinching a defense pact with the Philippines which will inject U.S. forces close to the volatile South China Sea.
US signs defense pact with Philippines, Obama soothes PRC

 

The Philippines and the United States announced they would sign an agreement on Monday to allow a greater U.S. military presence on Filipino soil for the next decade.
 

Suspected communist guerrillas disguised in paramilitary-style uniforms shot dead a Philippine mayor Monday as he presided over a flag-raising ceremony at a town hall, police said.
 

Suspected Islamic militants have freed a Filipino engineer they abducted in the southern Philippines 53 days ago, the military said Sunday.
 

On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.
Philippines' old artworks in danger of disappearing

 

With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected overseas Filipino worker (OFW) here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and the general public to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading further.
 

Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday for failures in air-conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst.
 

Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.
 
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