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LATEST | Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China

2020-02-02 08:01

The Philippines has reported the first death outside of China from a new coronavirus, deepening global fears about an epidemic that has claimed more than 300 lives.

Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

2020-01-19 08:22

Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country's persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters.

Death toll from Philippines Christmas typhoon hits 50

2019-12-31 10:25

The number of people killed by a powerful storm that pummelled the central Philippines over Christmas has risen to 50, according to authorities, making it the nation's deadliest storm of 2019.

Several dead after drinking coconut wine which is in high demand over Christmas

2019-12-23 20:30

Eight people killed and 300 taken to hospital after consuming local liquor made from coconut sap.

2 killed as Typhoon Kammuri batters Philippines, leads to closure of Manila airport

2019-12-03 12:54

Two people were killed as a fierce Typhoon Kammuri descended on parts of the Philippines on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain forcing thousands to take refuge in shelters.

'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes

2019-07-23 05:12

Eleven-year-old Jerry's crime was breaking curfew laws after fleeing violence at home. His punishment? Being sent to a youth detention centre, where he says he endured sexual abuse.

WATCH: Hundreds down with food poisoning at Imelda Marcos 90th birthday party

2019-07-03 22:29

Hundreds of people are believed to have suffered food poisoning at a 90th birthday celebration for former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos.

WATCH: A Filipino market highlights the war with plastic

2019-06-21 20:16

In Manila's downtown marketplace, thin, single-use plastic bags are a common sight. WATCH.

MUST WATCH: A pearl as you've never seen it before

2019-05-07 16:41

The Giga Pearl weighs 27kg and insurers say it is worth up to $200m. But its owner is in no rush to sell it.

WATCH: Frantic hunt for survivors after deadly Philippine quake

2019-04-23 07:32

Philippine rescuers are scrambling to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11. WATCH NOW.

 

Evacuation crackdown ordered as Philippine volcano 'recharges'

2020-01-20 20:17

Philippine authorities ordered a crackdown Monday on evacuees' daily visits to their homes in the danger zone around Taal volcano as scientists warned it could be "recharging" for a more powerful explosion.

PICS: Tens of thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

2020-01-14 10:43

Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned on Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption.

Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines

2019-12-26 09:32

A typhoon that swept across remote villages and popular tourist areas of the central Philippines on Christmas Day claimed at least 16 lives, authorities have said.

Pelosi cagey on Trump impeachment | Protester interrupts Trump rally: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-12-19 07:44

Pelosi throws impeachment into confusion | Trump: 'Get her out' as protester interrupts rally; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH | Traffic jams cause patients' death in ambulances

2019-09-09 16:09

Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city's hospitals, medics warn.

51 injured as shallow earthquake rocks southern Philippines

2019-07-13 18:23

Fifty-one people have been injured and several homes, churches and other buildings were damaged when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn.

Turtle found dead after eating plastic

2019-07-01 08:00

According to scientists, the creatures mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish and end up eating them.

WATCH: Philippines ships dumped trash back to Canada

2019-05-31 13:29

Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash.

Fire hits 21-story Manila building, no reports of injuries

2019-04-29 20:46

A fire has raged through the top floors of a 21-story residential building in the Philippine capital in the middle of a scorching summer and officials say firefighters managed to guide residents to safety in time.

Philippines hit by magnitude 6.3 quake, Manila buildings emptied

2019-04-22 13:23

The Philippines was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook buildings and prompted the evacuation of thousands onto the streets of Manila.

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