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Jul 27, 2014 — Chonalyn, a 6-pound girl, was born Sunday morning in a Manila hospital. But the head of the country's population commission says it will be a challenge to provide for so many people.
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Jul 18, 2014 — Rammasun, which killed 54 people as it passed across the Philippines on Wednesday, had picked up strength as it approached the Chinese island of Hainan. One man was killed by falling debris in Hainan.
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Jul 16, 2014 — Mass evacuations helped limit the death toll from Rammasun as it passed through densely populated areas. The government was better prepared following a killer storm last fall.
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May 14, 2014 — Mobs in Ho Chi Minh City targeted Chinese-owned factories, setting some on fire. Meanwhile, the Philippines says China is building an airstrip on the disputed Spratly Islands.
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May 7, 2014 — Hanoi says two of its vessels were rammed by Chinese ships deploying an oil rig in disputed waters. It comes as the Philippines has seized Chinese fisherman for alleged poaching of sea turtles.
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Apr 27, 2014 — More American military troops and assets could soon be placed in the Philippines in a new deal that is expected to be formalized Monday, as President Obama arrives in Manila on his trip to Asia.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Beijing has proposed increasing its military outlays by 12.2 percent due in part to what one official called "severe security challenges."
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Feb 9, 2014 — Some call Tim Walsh the disaster garbage man, but he prefers waste management specialist. After major natural disasters, the Briton comes to clean up and put people to work. Amid destruction he's seen from Indonesia to the Philippines, he's learned that there's opportunity, and hope, even in a dump.
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Jan 28, 2014 — Punishments, which were chosen by spinning a roulette wheel, included a "20 second Manny Pacquiao" in which suspects were punched for 20 seconds, according to Amnesty International. The practice allegedly was used on more than 40 detainees, mostly suspected drug traffickers.
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Nov 27, 2013 — Growing up, Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil wanted to be as "non-Filipino" as possible. One way, she decided, was to stop eating rice. Now 31, Ramil has become the family's champion of its Filipino food traditions.
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