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B. 01-04 Abu Sayyaf militants arrested Southern Philippines
C. 03-06 Alleged bomb plotters arrested Manila
D. 03-24 Corazon Aquino diagnosed with cancer Philippines
E. 03-27 Asia faces a rice supply crisis Philippines
F. 05-18 Gunman kills eight Manila
6. 05-31 6.4 earthquake hit Pacific Ocean Basco, Philippines
06-21 Ferry hit by typhoon Sibuyan, Philippines
8. 06-22 Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry Philippines
9. 06-22 Stricken ferry 'survivors found' Sibuyan, Philippines

Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry
Abu Sayyaf militants arrested  2 al Qaeda-linked Muslim militants were captured in separate raids in the southern Philippines Alleged bomb plotters arrested  Philippine authorities have arrested 3 Middle Eastern men suspected of involvement in a plot to bomb the U.S embassy and 3 other foreign mis... Corazon Aquino diagnosed with cancer  Aquino, 75, was swept into power by the peaceful revolt that ousted late dictator Marcos in 1986, cementing her as an icon of democracy Asia faces a rice supply crisis  Aid agencies across Asia worry how they will feed the hungry. Philippine activists warn about possible riots Gunman kills eight  The man, reportedly drunk, opened fire in Calamba with a M-16 rifle, killing 8 people dead, 5 of them children, and escaped from the scene 6.4 earthquake hit Pacific Ocean   The quake hit off the northern Philippines and was felt as far as southeastern Taiwan. The epicenter was about 80 kilometers west of Basco Ferry hit by typhoon Map of Sibuyan Philippines

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  Fears are growing for more than 700 passengers on Princess of Stars which officials say has capsized in the wake of a typhoon Fengshen
 A rescue vessel was expected to reach stranded ferry by late Sunday morning. 4 bodies washed up on shore on the Sibuyan island
  Authorities hope that 749 people missing after their ferry capsized in a typhoon are still alive inside an air pocket.    A rescue ship managed to reach the vessel more than 24 hours after it lost radio contact and reported...
  28 survivors have been found from a ferry carrying more than 700 people that capsized in a typhoon. Hundreds remain missing
Jun.23   Rescuers hold out hope for ferry survivors  Rescuers have refused to give up hope of rescuing some of the 700 people missing after a ferry capsized in a typhoon   Divers yet to find ferry survivors Map of Sibuyan Philippines
  The divers found bodies but so far no survivors inside the hull of a ferry that capsized. No response yet when divers hammered the ship

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Jul.25   Hole forces Qantas plane to land
  A passenger plane en route from London to Melbourne has made an emergency landing after a large hole appeared in its fuselage
  Engineers 'had fears over plane'   Concerns were raised several months ago about the safety of jet that made an emergency landing after a hole appeared in its fuselage Jul.26   No corrosion near hole in Qantas jet  The Australian air safety agency is investigating the emergency landing of a Boeing 747 after a hole in the fuselage made the plane lose pre... Jul.29   Qantas crisis flight recording lost  Investigators will not be able to review the cockpit voice recording of a jet's midair crisis because it was overwritten

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Aug.18   Typhoon Nuri on path to hit Philippines
Map of Luzon Philippines  Nuri is on track to make landfall over the northern provinces within the next 24 hours. It is moving quickly toward the north of Luzon island Aug.19   Typhoon Nuri batters northern Philippines  A powerful typhoon packing winds of 87 mph battered Philippines with heavy rains, closing schools and putting authorities on alert for flash floods Aug.26   Nine feared dead after plane crash  The wreckage of a C-130 cargo plane that disappeared shortly after takeoff was found Tuesday about two miles offshore

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Nov.1   19 Moro rebels killed
Map of Mindanao Philippines  Nineteen Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels are killed by military air strikes in the southern part of the island of Mindanao Nov.11     Chemical tanker hijacked  Armed pirates have hijacked a Philippines chemical tanker off the coast of Somalia. Indian forces thwarted an attack on one of its vessels

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