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5 dead in gun battle between NPA rebels, soldiers

FOUR New People's Army rebels and a government soldier were killed and three other soldiers were injured in a firefight in Cawayan town in Masbate on Monday afternoon.

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US, Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet

MANILA — Despite China's objections, the United States and the Philippines will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea in an annual diplomatic

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Typhoon Soudelor to enter PAR Wednesday, but won't make landfall

MANILA -- The tropical cyclone with international name "Soudelor" has intensified into typhoon category and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Ast

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