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Vamco hits Vietnam as Philippines death toll rises to 67

Vamco hits Vietnam as Philippines death toll rises to 67Storm Vamco barrelled into Vietnam on Sunday, damaging buildings and injuring at least five people, as the death toll in the Philippines climbed to 67.



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Philippines bans two U.S. senators, considers tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens

Philippines bans two U.S. senators, considers tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizensThe Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said on Friday.



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Philippines bans two U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans

Philippines bans two U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for AmericansThe Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, the president’s spokesman said on Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte will impose visa requirements on U.S. nationals should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of Senator Leila de Lima be denied entry to the United States, as sought by U.S. senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy.



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Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoon

Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoonThe death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, the disaster agency said, as authorities moved to restore power and residents tried to repair damaged homes. Typhoon Phanfone hit late on Tuesday with winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of 150 kph, dumping sheets of uninterrupted rain on a string of islands, damaging hundreds of homes and causing flooding in eight areas. It was the seventh typhoon to strike the Philippines this year and came as millions of people in the predominantly Catholic country were heading home to celebrate Christmas with families.



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At least 11 people have died in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine — a potent beverage about 4 times stronger than regular wine

At least 11 people have died in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine — a potent beverage about 4 times stronger than regular wineLambanog is made from distilled coconut sap and usually contains between 40% and 45% alcohol, making it much stronger than beer and regular wine.



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Eight die in Philippines after drinking coconut wine

Eight die in Philippines after drinking coconut wineEight people died and hundreds were taken to hospitals in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine believed to contain high levels of methanol, authorities said Monday. The victims all attended gatherings over the weekend in the town of Rizal, southeast of Manila, and complained of stomach pains after drinking the wine, known locally as “lambanog”. Nine victims are in a critical condition, Jose Jonas Del Rosario, spokesman for the capital’s Philippine General Hospital, told AFP.



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Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines

Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in PhilippinesAt least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local authorities said on Monday. Many were admitted to hospitals on the urging of mayor Vener Munoz in Rizal, Laguna, where the deaths occurred between Thursday and Sunday. The coconut wine that was consumed had been made in his town, he added.



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Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines

Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in PhilippinesAt least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local authorities said on Monday. Many were admitted to hospitals on the urging of mayor Vener Munoz in Rizal, Laguna, where the deaths occurred between Thursday and Sunday. The coconut wine that was consumed had been made in his town, he added.



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Strong quake kills 1, collapses building in Philippines

Strong quake kills 1, collapses building in PhilippinesA strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least one person and causing a three-story building to collapse, setting off a search for people feared to have been trapped inside, officials said. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck an area about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) northwest of Padada town in Davao del Sur province at a depth of 30 kilometers (18 miles), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. A child was killed in a village in Davao del Sur’s Matanao town when a wall of her house tumbled down as the ground shook and hit her in the head, officials said.



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Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquakeA 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, the same area struck by a string of deadly tremors in October. People rushed from homes and restaurants set swaying by the strong jolt south of the populous city of Davao and the Philippine Institue of Volcanology and Seismology said it was expecting damage. There was no threat of a tsunami, said the US Geological Survey, which initially reported the magnitude at 6.9.



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