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Rugby 11 Feb 2019 | 8:04 PM

Rugby - England's 'boot' now anything but boring

LONDON (Reuters) - For decades sniffy southern hemisphere rugby fans have belittled England's achievements for being merely "biff and boot" as if penalties and drop goals were not worthy ways of winning when set alongside the supposedly superior quest for tries.

World 26 Jan 2019 | 2:20 PM

Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule

MANILA (Reuters) - A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding "Yes" in this week's referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's most conflict-torn regions.

World 21 Jan 2019 | 6:08 PM

Explainer: What's behind autonomy vote in the Philippines' Muslim Mindanao?

MANILA (Reuters) - Predominantly Muslim areas of the mainly Catholic Philippines took part in a plebiscite on Monday to decide whether power should be devolved to a locally elected administration in one of Southeast Asia's most conflict-torn regions.

World 02 Sep 2018 | 11:20 PM

Bomb kills one and injures 15 in cafe in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed one person and injured 15 in an internet cafe in the southern Philippines on Sunday, in the second such attack in days blamed by the military on pro-Islamic State militants.

AseanPlus News 30 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Philippines hunts for bombers in festival blast

Sultan Kudarat (Philippines): Philippine authorities were hunting two men believed to have planted the explosives that killed two people, including a young girl, at a festival in the nation’s south.

Movies 12 Jul 2018 | 6:52 AM

Zahid Omar's 'Fly By Night' receives fund from Busan International Film Festival

First-time Malaysian filmmaker Zahir Omar’s heist drama 'Fly By Night' gets post-production grant from Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Asian Cinema Fund.

AseanPlus News 05 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Philippine soldiers retake town

MANILA: Philippine soldiers backed by armoured vehicles have retaken a southern town held for 12 hours by pro-Islamic State militants, the army said, with four rebels killed in urban clashes reminiscent of a five-month siege last year.