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SWAT Teams Storm Philippine Hotel

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and SWAT teams stormed a five-star hotel on Thursday that dissident military officers commandeered after walking out of their coup trial and demanding that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign.

Soldiers walk out of trial in Manila, take over hotel

Reuters Listen LIVE Around a dozen uniformed Philippine soldiers on trial for a failed 2003 mutiny walked out of a courthouse on Thursday and set up camp in a luxury hotel, calling for the overthrow of the government. There was no violence but the soldiers included a senator who led Read more »

Moderate Quake Shakes the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Buildings across Manila shook for several seconds. Panicked residents ran out into the streets, including some staffers at the Malacanang presidential palace and workers in Read more »

Peru earthquake kills 400

By Jean Luis Arce – CHINCHA, Peru (Reuters) – Powerful aftershocks shook Peru on Thursday as rescuers pulled wounded and dead from collapsed homes and churches a day after a massive earthquake killed hundreds of people.

Fire guts Comelec

By EDU PUNAY and SHEILA CRISOSTOMO (The Philippine Star) – Sabotage may be behind the fire that destroyed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) building in Intramuros, Manila, which was mysteriously deserted by its own battle-ready Marine security detail shortly before the fire started early Sunday.