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Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much

Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much

Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers a reporter's questions in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Sereno refused to respond to President Benigno Aquino III's comments on Thursday or his previous criticisms of the court's June 30 ruling declaring his …

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Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much

Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much

Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno gestures while speaking to reporters in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Sereno refused to respond to President Benigno Aquino III's comments on Thursday or his previous criticisms of the court's June 30 ruling declarin…

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Image of Asia: Playing games in the Philippines

Image of Asia: Playing games in the Philippines

A Filipino boy reaches out to hit his opponents coins during a game which they call Pastra in suburban Malabon, Philippines on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Players try to knock out coins inside a square marked on the ground or hit his opponent's coins to win. Winner gets all the coins in the box. …

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Holi festivals

Holi festivals

Indian nationals with colored powder on their faces celebrate the Holi festival in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines, Sunday March 16, 2014. The event is led by Indian nationals as they mark Holi, a Hindu spring festival also known as festival of colors, and sometimes festival of …

March 17, 2014 5:23 pm
Australian Open Tennis

Australian Open Tennis

On his way to the Australian Open title, Stanislas Wawrinka became the first man in 21 years to beat the No. 1 and No. 2 players to win a Grand Slam title.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
Australian Open Tennis

Australian Open Tennis

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland makes a backhand return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semifinal. In the close match, Wawrinka won 143 points; Berdych 142.

January 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Australian Open Tennis

Australian Open Tennis

Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Andy Murray during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship. Federer reached the semifinals in Melbourne, Australia, for the 11th straight year.

January 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Australian Open Tennis

Australian Open Tennis

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates winning a point against Maria Sharapova in their fourth-round match. “I was never doubting myself,” Cibulkova said.

January 19, 2014 7:49 pm
Australian Open Tennis

Australian Open Tennis

No. 3-seeded Maria Sharapova made 45 unforced errors in losing in three sets in the fourth round. “I haven’t played a lot of tennis (in the past six months),” she said after the defeat.

January 19, 2014 7:51 pm
Australian Open Tennis

Australian Open Tennis

Maria Sharapova of Russia makes a forehand return to Karin Knapp of Italy during their second-round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. The temperature reached 108.5 degrees during their match.

January 15, 2014 9:32 pm
DJOKOVIC AUSTRALIA

DJOKOVIC AUSTRALIA

El tenista serbio Novak Djokovic firma autógrafos tras vencer al argentino Leonardo Mayer en el encuentro de la segunda ronda del torneo Abierto de Australia en Melbourne el miércoles 15 de enero de 2014.(Foto de AP/Aaron Favila)

January 15, 2014 10:10 am
Australian Open Tennis Photo Gallery

Australian Open Tennis Photo Gallery

Sweat drips from the face of Rafael Nadal of Spain during a break in his first round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

January 14, 2014 10:25 am
Hillary Clinton's hairstyles through the years: 2011

Hillary Clinton's hairstyles through the years: 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles after ceremonies on the signing of a five-year, US$600 million Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement with Indonesia on the sidelines of the 19th ASEAN Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Saturday Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

January 02, 2014 4:24 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A dog wears a sign at a rally against firecrackers and fireworks during New Year revelries in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

December 29, 2013 4:03 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

An orangutan named "Pacquiao", center, is paraded by Zoo owner Manny Tangco, left, as they start their Christmas-themes at the Malabon Zoo in Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

December 15, 2013 4:44 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Zoo owner Manny Tangco places a Santa hat on a Grizzly Bear named "Justin BieBear" as Orangutan named "Pacquiao" looks on as they start their Christmas-themes at the Malabon Zoo in Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

December 15, 2013 4:44 pm
Philippines Typhoon The Fight Boxing

Philippines Typhoon The Fight Boxing

Filipino troopers and aid workers react as they watch Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao fight American Brandon Rios during a live broadcast at a grandstand in Villamor air base in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Relief work briefly halted as they watched Pacqui…

November 24, 2013 9:40 am
Typhoon in the Philippines

Typhoon in the Philippines

A Filipino worker ties-up a giant billboard along a busy highway as they prepare for the possible effects of powerful Typhoon Haiyan in suburban Makati, south of Manila, Philippines Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Philippine officials say thousands of villagers, including those from a central provin…

November 08, 2013 2:54 pm
Typhoon in the Philippines

Typhoon in the Philippines

Filipino workers bring down a giant billboard along a busy highway as they prepare for the possible effects of powerful Typhoon Haiyan in suburban Makati, south of Manila, Philippines Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Philippine officials say thousands of villagers, including those from a central prov…

November 08, 2013 2:54 pm
Typhoon in the Philippines

Typhoon in the Philippines

A Filipino worker brings down a giant billboard along a busy highway to prepare for the possible effects of powerful Typhoon Haiyan in suburban Makati, south of Manila, Philippines Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Philippine officials say thousands of villagers, including those from a central provinc…

November 08, 2013 2:54 pm
Philippines Halloween

Philippines Halloween

Filipinos wearing zombie costumes act during a Halloween Parade in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Hundreds of residents and government employees joined the parade as the country prepares to observe All Saints Day on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

October 31, 2013 3:41 am
Philippines Halloween

Philippines Halloween

Filipinos wear zombie costumes as they join a Halloween Parade in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Hundreds of residents and government employees joined the parade as the country prepares to observe All Saints Day on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

October 31, 2013 3:41 am

NBA notes: Lin thrilled to play in parents’ homeland of Taiwan

“I kind of see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Houston’s Jeremy Lin, right, of the trip to Taiwan.

October 11, 2013 8:44 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A Filipino caretaker sprays water towards the mouth of a 38-year-old female elephant named Mali at the Manila Zoo, Philippines on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Zoo workers said they showering the animals more frequently and boosting their drinking water with electrolytes as temperatures rise duri…

April 07, 2013 4:30 pm
Filipinos nailed to crosses to show their devotion

Filipinos nailed to crosses to show their devotion

Filipino penitent Ruben Enaje, who has portrayed Jesus 27 times, is nailed to a cross in an act of devotion during Good Friday rituals in the northern Philippines.

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Filipinos nailed to crosses to show their devotion

Filipinos nailed to crosses to show their devotion

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines - Devotees in villages in the northern Philippines took part in a bloody annual ritual to mark Good Friday, a celebration that mixes Roman Catholic devotion and Filipino folk beliefs and sees some re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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Holy Week Photo Gallery-26.jpg

Holy Week Photo Gallery-26.jpg

Filipino penitent Ruben Enaje, who has portrayed as Jesus Christ for 27 times, grimaces as he is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals on March 29, 2013 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember J…

March 29, 2013 11:46 am
Holy Week Photo Gallery-22.jpg

Holy Week Photo Gallery-22.jpg

Filipino hooded penitents flagellate themselves during Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins on March 28, 2013, in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

March 29, 2013 11:38 am
Holy Week Photo Gallery-12.jpg

Holy Week Photo Gallery-12.jpg

Filipino hooded penitents flagellate themselves during Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins on March 28, 2013, in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

March 29, 2013 11:39 am
Holy Week Photo Gallery-1.jpg

Holy Week Photo Gallery-1.jpg

Filipino penitent Ruben Enaje, who has portrayed as Jesus Christ for 27 times, grimaces as he is nailed to the cross during Good Friday rituals on March 29, 2013 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember J…

March 29, 2013 11:41 am
Malaysia refuses access to Filipinos in violence

Malaysia refuses access to Filipinos in violence

A Filipino student lights candles during a rally to call for peace in Sabah, Borneo. Violence in that Malaysian state has killed 65 people this month, the government says.

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Around the world

Around the world

The theme of the 80th Lemon Festival in Menton, in southern France, is "Around the World in 80 Days," so it has to have a train. This one, made of oranges and lemons, was fashioned by 300 professionals working with 145 tons of citrus fruits.

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Australian Open: Grand Slam blues continue for Radwanska in loss to Li

Australian Open: Grand Slam blues continue for Radwanska in loss to Li

China's Li Na will play the winner of the all-Russian quarterfinal between Maria Sharapova and Ekaterina Makarova. "Now I can start to enjoy my day," Li said. "(Sharapova) has to fight, yeah."

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Jessa Balote fuera de su casa en una fotografía del 4 de diciembre de 2012. Uno de cada cien de los 94 millones de filipinos vive en la pobreza extrema.

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

La estudiante de ballet Jessa Balote, centro, durante un ensayo en Ballet Manila en Manila en una fotografía del 25 de noviembre de 2012. Balote, quien solía recolectar basura junto a sus familiares forma parte de un programa de becas para estudiantes de escasos recursos.

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

La zona del barrio miserable de Aroma donde vive la estudiante de ballet Jessa Balote en el distrito de Tondo en Manila, Filipinas, en una fotografía del 4 de diciembre de 2012.

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

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Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Ballet salva a niños de basureros en Manila

Jessa Balote, de 14 años, usa su celular junto a una pared con sus certificados de ballet y fotografías de ella bailando en su casa.

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The world celebrates the New Year

The world celebrates the New Year

Spectators watch a fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013.

December 31, 2012 3:11 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A cat wears a slogan that reads "Be kind to us, Shun firecrackers" during a campaign on the harmful effects of firecracker explosions to animals and humans in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012. Firecrackers are traditionally part of Filipino celebra…

December 30, 2012 9:39 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A smuggled Amboina box turtle is shown by an employee of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday Aug. 2, 2012. About 105 smuggled reptiles were returned to the country by Hong Kong authorities after they were discovered inside…

August 06, 2012 2:21 pm
MORRISSEY

MORRISSEY

British rock singer Morrissey, the former front man of the alternative rock group The Smiths, sings during his concert in Manila, Philippines on Sunday May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

May 16, 2012 11:44 am
New Year's Eve in the Philippines

New Year's Eve in the Philippines

Filipinos watch a fireworks and water fountain display as they welcome the New Year at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. More than 200 people have been injured by illegal firecrackers and celebratory gunfire in the Philippines despite a government scare campaign agains…

December 31, 2011 7:47 pm
Philippines Christmas

Philippines Christmas

A Filipino vendor carries her baby as she sells Christmas lanterns in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. The lanterns are sold from 50 pesos to 5,500 pesos (about US$1 to US$126). (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

December 23, 2011 9:39 pm
Climate summit begins today, seeks new curbs on emissions

Climate summit begins today, seeks new curbs on emissions

Climate-change activists rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, the Philippines, on Thursday ahead of the U.N. summit in Durban, South Africa, which starts today.

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Flood-besieged Bangkok expands evacuation to popular tourist area

Flood-besieged Bangkok expands evacuation to popular tourist area

A street in Bangkok is now a waterway filled with polluted black water and paddlers. Authorities in the city ordered a spate of new flood evacuations, although many residents decided to stay put to protect their properties.

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