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Philippines: Country in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both within the single urban area of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east, and the Celebes Sea to the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia and Brunei to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest.

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Nations press on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns [Video]

Nations press on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns

Britain asked its regulator on Friday to assess AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for a possible rollout, while the Philippines and Thailand secured millions of doses, giving the shot a vote of confidence..

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Chess championship: A 10-year-old Filipino takes over global stage [Video]

Chess championship: A 10-year-old Filipino takes over global stage

The young prodigy comes from a poor family who moved from Marawi City in southern Philippines.

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Philippine nurses oppose ban on leaving to work abroad [Video]

Philippine nurses oppose ban on leaving to work abroad

They say they have the right to pursue work overseas, but the government wants them to serve their country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Death toll from Philippines typhoon continues to rise [Video]

Death toll from Philippines typhoon continues to rise

Typhoon Vamco only hit Luzon for a few hours but it left a trail of destruction and suffering.

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Philippines' Typhoon Vamco death toll rises to 67 [Video]

Philippines' Typhoon Vamco death toll rises to 67

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region hit by the worst flooding in more than four..

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Philippines scrambles to rescue after typhoon [Video]

Philippines scrambles to rescue after typhoon

Philippine coast guard and disaster agencies scrambled on Saturday (November 14) to rescue thousands in a northern province flooded by Typhoon Vamco, the country's deadliest cyclone this year.

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Typhoon leaves at least 42 dead and 20 missing in Philippines [Video]

Typhoon leaves at least 42 dead and 20 missing in Philippines

Typhoon Vamco knocked down power lines and damaged homes as it passed north of Manila.View on euronews

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At least 42 killed after Typhoon Vamco batters Philippines [Video]

At least 42 killed after Typhoon Vamco batters Philippines

Another 20 people are missing after landslides and flooding destroy homes, leaving dozens of towns without power.

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Manila starts Vamco clean-up [Video]

Manila starts Vamco clean-up

Police and soldiers in the Philippines searched for dozens of people still missing on Friday after Typhoon Vamco killed at least 39 people and caused some of the worst flooding in years in the capital..

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Thousands of homes under water after Philippines typhoon [Video]

Thousands of homes under water after Philippines typhoon

Strong winds barrelled across north of the main island Luzon killing and injuring dozens of people.

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Typhoon Vamco: Major floods in Manila after latest storm hits the Philippines [Video]

Typhoon Vamco: Major floods in Manila after latest storm hits the Philippines

It's the third typhoon to hit the country in as many weeks. View on euronews

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Typhoon Vamco lashes the Philippines [Video]

Typhoon Vamco lashes the Philippines

Vamco, the 21st cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, battered a nation still reeling from Goni, the world's most powerful typhoon this year that killed 25 people and destroyed thousands of homes..

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Typhoon Goni, most powerful storm of 2020, devastates Philippines [Video]

Typhoon Goni, most powerful storm of 2020, devastates Philippines

Aid agencies say it could take months to restore power to some areas of the Philippines after Typhoon Goni killed at least 20 people, destroyed houses and triggered floods across the country.

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Typhoon Goni: Massive clean-up operation underway after 225kph winds lash the Philippines [Video]

Typhoon Goni: Massive clean-up operation underway after 225kph winds lash the Philippines

At least 16 people were killed and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away.View on euronews

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Philippines launches rescue operations after Typhoon Goni [Video]

Philippines launches rescue operations after Typhoon Goni

At least 20 people died in the storm - and three others are missing.

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2020's strongest storm leaves destruction in Philippines [Video]

2020's strongest storm leaves destruction in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will inspect on Monday areas hit by Typhoon Goni, as authorities claimed mandatory evacuations had prevented a higher death toll.

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At least 10 dead as typhoon slams Philippines [Video]

At least 10 dead as typhoon slams Philippines

At least 10 people died and three others were missing after Typhoon Goni, the world's strongest typhoon this year, barreled through the south of the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Sunday, an..

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Typhoon Goni: Philippines Struck by Year’s Strongest Storm [Video]

Typhoon Goni: Philippines Struck by Year’s Strongest Storm

Super Typhoon Goni has made landfall in the Philippines, bringing catastrophic winds and rain. The powerful storm hit the archipelago with sustained winds of 225kph and gusts of 280kph. Several..

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Super typhoon hits Philippines with deadly winds [Video]

Super typhoon hits Philippines with deadly winds

A powerful super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with tough winds on Sunday.View on euronews

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Super typhoon Goni batters the Philippines [Video]

Super typhoon Goni batters the Philippines

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Super Typhoon Goni batters Philippines, one million evacuated [Video]

Super Typhoon Goni batters Philippines, one million evacuated

Weather agency forecasts ‘catastrophic violent winds’ and intense rains as Goni slams into eastern Philippines.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published
Vietnam braces for tropical storm Saudel [Video]

Vietnam braces for tropical storm Saudel

Authorities in Vietnam and the Philippines braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm that could bring flooding and landslides in both countries, as the death toll in Vietnam from weeks of adverse weather..

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The rickshaw classroom for indigenous kids [Video]

The rickshaw classroom for indigenous kids

A group of Filipino teachers have found an creative way to help children of indigenous communities living in remote mountains north of Manila catch up on their studies under the new norms of pandemic..

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Philippines: Duterte's popularity soars to record high [Video]

Philippines: Duterte's popularity soars to record high

Philippine president has long been criticised for his authoritarian style since he took office in 2016, but his approval ratings are at record highs.

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