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Philippine sultan infuriates two countries
February 28, 2013 09:20 AM
MANILA: From a dirty plastic chair in a rundown district of the Philippine capital, an ailing man claiming to be the head of an ancient Muslim dynasty whispers defiant decrees that infuriate a president.Jamalul Kiram III, who insists he is the genuine "Sultan of Sulu", emerged from political...
Iraq virtuoso to return to troubled homeland
January 12, 2013 08:50 AM
MANILA: A former Iraqi soldier and prisoner who brought one of the world's oldest stringed instruments back into the spotlight is set to end his exile and take his haunting songs back home. Naseer Shamma is something of a global ambassador for the oud -- a pear-shaped, six-stringed wood...
Philippine floods a man-made disaster: experts
August 09, 2012 09:07 AM
MANILA: Deadly floods that have swamped nearly all of the Philippine capital are less a natural disaster and more the result of poor planning, lax enforcement and political self-interest, experts say. Damaged watersheds, massive squatter colonies living in danger zones and the neglect of drainage...


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