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Toll jumps to 22 in Philippine monsoon landslide

Manila - The death toll from a monsoon landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 22, officials said Friday, as rescuers dug through the night in a frantic search for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Naga - Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.

Philippine miners dig for their own in typhoon landslide

Itogon - The miners in the mountains of the northern Philippines usually dig for gold. But on Tuesday they were digging for their colleagues and relatives buried under a vast landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Philippines typhoon toll climbs as searchers dig for landslide missing

Itogon - The death toll in Typhoon Mangkhut hit 74 on Tuesday, Philippine authorities said, as rescuers used their bare hands to sift through a massive landslide in which dozens were feared killed in the worst-hit region.

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Itogon - Philippine rescuers used shovels and bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday in a desperate search for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Philippine ex-general jailed over activists' abduction

Manila - A retired Philippine army general was sentenced on Monday to decades behind bars over the 2006 disappearance of two activists, hailed by campaigners as a rare case of a top official being held to account.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Fpo - Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon brings trail of destruction

Fpo - Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that has left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

Shattered buildings, swamped fields: the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut

Alcala - The skeleton of a shattered school, bare walls of homes stripped of their roofs and vast cornfields drowned in muddy floodwaters: this is the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut as seen from the air.

Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

Fpo - Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau after killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines.

'End of the world': terror in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut

Tuguegarao - Bebeth Saquing has seen dozens of storms in her lifetime, but nothing prepared her for the terror of Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it roared over her Philippines home Saturday packing winds of more than 250 kilometres (155 miles) per hour.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into Philippines

Tuguegarao - Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction.

Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China.

Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China.

Millions at risk as Philippines braces for strong Typhoon Mangkhut

Manila - Millions of people are at risk from a strong typhoon set to smash into the northern Philippines this weekend which could bring floods, landslides and huge waves to the disaster-prone nation, rescue workers said Wednesday.

Israeli president lectures Philippine leader on Hitler

Jerusalem - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave a brief lecture on Hitler to Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday after the Philippine leader's 2016 remarks comparing himself to the Nazi dictator who carried out the Holocaust.

Philippine leader to visit Israel's Holocaust memorial

Jerusalem - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has apologised for comparing himself to Hitler, will pay respects at Israel's Holocaust memorial on Monday after meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Jerusalem - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte landed in Israel on Sunday as part of a regional tour including Jordan, as he pursues a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and support.

Top Philippine court asked to halt Duterte's ICC withdrawal

Manila - Rights advocates urged the Philippines' top court on Tuesday to halt President Rodrigo Duterte's push to quit the International Criminal Court, which has launched a preliminary probe into his deadly narcotics crackdown.

Chinese plane pulled from mud at Philippine airport

Manila - A Chinese plane that slid off the runway at Manila airport was removed from the muddy spot where it had been stuck for more than a day, officials said, allowing normal operations to resume on Saturday.

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

Manila - The United States will be "a good ally" to the Philippines in responding to territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, a US defence official said Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next month

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to make an official visit to Israel next month, his government said Monday, nearly two years after he sparked outrage by likening his deadly drug war to the Holocaust.

US to return war booty church bells to Philippines

Manila - The United States will return to the Philippines church bells seized by American forces in a bloody campaign more than a century ago, its embassy said on Sunday, following a demand by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Van bomb in southern Philippines kills 10

Cotabato - Ten people, including troops and civilians, were killed when a bomb in a van blew up at an army checkpoint in the southern Philippines Tuesday.

Philippine leader says peace law granting Muslim self-rule signed

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he has signed a law which grants expanded autonomy for the mainly Catholic nation's Muslim south, a key step to ending one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts.

Investigator of Cambodian genocide wins 'Asia's Nobel'

Manila - A Cambodian who has devoted his life to documenting the killing of almost two million of his countrymen in the 1970s was named Thursday among the winners of this year's Magsaysay Awards, widely regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel prize.

Philippine anti-graft chief and Duterte critic retires

Manila - The Philippines' top anti-corruption prosecutor, one of the few remaining critics of President Rodrigo Duterte in government, retired on Thursday, replaced by a loyalist of the leader.

Record 207 environmental activists killed last year

Paris - More than 200 environmental activists were murdered last year as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, a global rights watchdog warned on Tuesday.

Philippines' Duterte pledges 'unrelenting' drug war

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged on Monday to press ahead with a war on drugs that has already killed thousands, and castigated critics of his signature initiative.

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Manila - Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.
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