#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 5, 2017

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The Philippine government's peace talks with communists have collapsed, with President Rodrigo Duterte calling off the negotiations. Catholic bishops, meanwhile, denounced the "reign of terror" in Duterte's war on drugs.

In the US, the legal battle continues over President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban.

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

No more peace talks with communists

President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped peace talks with the communists a day after he lifted the government ceasefire with the New People's Army. Duterte said the negotiations will be revived only if there's a "compelling reason."

CBCP hits 'reign of terror' under Duterte

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued its strongest statement yet against drug-related killings, condemning the "reign of terror" under President Rodrigo Duterte. What's also troubling, the bishops added, is that many Filipinos have become indifferent "to this kind of wrong."

Worker dies from injuries in HTI fire

One of the workers injured during the February 1 fire at the House Technology Industries (HTI) compound in Cavite has died. Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla said the worker, Jerome Sismaet, succumbed to severe burn injuries.

PH recalls labor attaché in Kuwait

Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the recall of a labor attaché in Kuwait for her "negligence." Bello said Angelita Narvaez failed to show concern for Filipino workers there.

US Justice Dept files appeal on immigration ban

The US Justice Department filed an appeal against a federal judge's order that blocked President Donald Trump's immigration ban. The judge's order had prompted US government agencies and global airlines to stop enforcing the ban.

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