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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eight people killed and 300 taken to hospital after consuming local liquor made from coconut sap.
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.
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.
Hundreds of people are believed to have suffered food poisoning at a 90th birthday celebration for former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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