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Sacked security guard holds 30 hostages at Philippine mall

A man has been shot and about 30 people taken hostage on Monday by a gunman at a mall in the Philippine capital Manila, where armed police and negotiators were trying to end the standoff peacefully.

May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022
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Bangladeshi businessman shot dead in broad daylight in Philippines

A Bangladeshi businessman was reportedly shot dead in broad daylight by an unidentified gunman in Manila, capital of the Philippines yesterday (May 5, 2022).

March 2, 2020
March 2, 2020

Sacked security guard holds 30 hostages at Philippine mall

A man has been shot and about 30 people taken hostage on Monday by a gunman at a mall in the Philippine capital Manila, where armed police and negotiators were trying to end the standoff peacefully.

November 15, 2016
November 15, 2016

Pacquiao teases Mayweather rematch

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has teased fans about a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather, smiling as he gamely showed off a suit with pictures of himself and Mayweather on the lining.

November 11, 2016
November 11, 2016

Siddikur's decent start in Manila

Golfer Siddikur Rahman made a decent start to the Resorts World Manila Masters event yesterday with a four-under-par (68)

September 5, 2016
September 5, 2016

As bodies pile up in Philippines, many fear to talk about Duterte’s war

Protests against a surge of killings are unleashed since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines and pledged to wage war on drug dealers and crush widespread addiction to methamphetamine.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

'Like punching a mountain'

Former Indian amateur boxer Haroon Khan bubbles with excitement and bravado as he recalls his two bouts with his hero, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, three decades ago.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

How Ali's 'Thrilla' left its mark on Manila

A bustling shopping mall forms an unlikely monument to the "Thrilla in Manila", but Muhammad Ali's most brutal fight made its biggest impression on the minds of those who witnessed it and still speak of it with awe.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Bangladesh Bank heist trail goes cold in Manila as probes falter

More than three months have passed since $81 million was stolen in a brazen cyber-heist from Bangladesh's central bank and sent to Manila - yet authorities in the Philippines appear no closer to nabbing those who laundered most of the money through a bank and casinos.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

BB heist: Ex-RCBC branch head denies involvement

Former Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) Branch Manager Maia Santos-Deguito denies involvement in the transfer of stolen $81-million funds from the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to RCBC using fictitious accounts.

April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016

BB hackers ‘possibly Chinese,’ says Philippines senator

Chinese hackers are possibly behind one of the world's biggest cyber heists, the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank, a senator in the Philippines says.