Coronavirus wrap | State of emergency in Japan, Duterte extends Philippines' lockdown, and Australians flown home from cruise ship

2020-04-07 12:57

Keeping you up to date on the latest novel coronavirus (Covid-19) news from around the world.

Coronavirus wrap: Europe cases breach 500 000, Israel health minister contracts Covid-19 and Philippines' ambassador to Lebanon dies

2020-04-02 14:05

More than 500 000 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) infections have been diagnosed in Europe, over half the global total, according to a tally by AFP from official sources.

WATCH | Police in the Philippines install a coffin at checkpoint during Covid-19 pandemic

2020-03-25 14:18

Local police in the Philippine town of Pampagna kitted out one of their checkpoints with a coffin to use as a visual aid in their efforts to urge people to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.


Coronavirus wrap: Global death toll nears 48 000, US jobless claims hit 6.65 million and former Somali PM, 83, dies

2020-04-02 16:09

The worldwide number of officially confirmed fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen to 47 993, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

2020-03-26 10:59

Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country's top medical association has said, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the front lines.

Coronavirus in US politics | Pope supports victims: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-09 08:50

Democrats slam Trump for shortfall in coronavirus testing | Pope Francis voices support for coronavirus victims in livestream message; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

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.

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