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Fierce firefight as Philippines' toughest urban war down to last building

Added: 22.10.2017 9:00 | 11 views | 0 comments

Philippine troops were locked in an intense urban firefight on Sunday with the last remnants of a pro-Islamic state alliance, as the army sought to declare an end to the country's biggest internal security crisis in years.


Fighting IS in Philippine city may end

Added: 21.10.2017 7:09 | 15 views | 0 comments

The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander says, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city.


US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

Added: 20.10.2017 23:17 | 5 views | 0 comments

Losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants' ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds from the Philippines to Africa, which has forced the U.S. to spread its resources thinly around the world, the nation's top counterterrorism official said Friday.


Surprise new butterflyfish from the Philippine 'twilight zone'

Added: 20.10.2017 15:52 | 6 views | 0 comments

A new species of striped Philippine butterflyfish -- the charismatic Roa rumsfeldi -- made a fantastic, 7,000-mile journey before surprising scientists with its unknown status. Live specimens collected from a depth of 360 feet escaped special notice until a single black fin spine tipped off aquarium biologists back in San Francisco.


Philippines declares war on excessive sitting

Added: 20.10.2017 11:23 | 9 views | 0 comments

Office workers in the Philippines, you may now stand up. In fact, you have to stand up. Regularly.


Today in History for October 20th

Added: 20.10.2017 5:39 | 26 views | 0 comments

Highlights of this day in history: 'Saturday Night Massacre' takes place during Watergate scandal; Gen. Douglas MacArthur returns to Philippines; Jacqueline Kennedy weds Aristotle Onassis; Three Lynyrd Skynyrd members die in plane crash. (Oct. 20)


New Butterflyfish Species Discovered in Philippines: Roa rumsfeldi

Added: 19.10.2017 20:40 | 16 views | 0 comments

A team of marine biologists from Monterey Bay Aquarium and the California Academy of Sciences has discovered and described a new species of the butterflyfish genus Roa from the Verde Island Passage in the Philippines, West Pacific Ocean. “We named this reef fish Roa rumsfeldi because, as Donald Rumsfeld once said, some things are truly [...]


AP Top Stories October 19 A

Added: 19.10.2017 11:59 | 18 views | 0 comments

Here's the latest for Thursday, October 19th: Maryland-Delaware shooting suspect arrested; Trump denies speaking disrespectfully to fallen soldier's family; Pro-Islamic State militants defeated after siege in Philippines; Dramatic fire in Portland.


Raw: Philippine City Visibly Damaged After Siege

Added: 19.10.2017 8:19 | 24 views | 0 comments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the largely Muslim city of Marawi liberated. The Philippine military launched a ground offensive and airstrikes after Islamic State-linked militants seized parts of the city in May. (Oct. 19)


Inside Islamic State's Other Grisly War, a World Away From Syria

Added: 19.10.2017 3:47 | 9 views | 0 comments

Islamists in the Philippines pledged allegiance to ISIS and occupied the city of Marawi, torching churches and beheading hostages. On the verge of defeat, like their Syrian counterparts, they have left behind devastation and a model for other militants around the world.

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