The fast-moving typhoon lashed Philippines overnight, leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee.
The question of who owns the oil-rich Sabah state resurfaced with the recent deportation of its Filipino residents.
Among those killed were security forces and civilians, while 75 others were wounded in the bomb attacks in Jolo.
The coronavirus pandemic has now infected over 18.5 million people and has killed more than 700,000. Here are the latest updates for August 4:
The coronavirus pandemic has now infected some 18 million people and has killed more than 693,000. Here are the latest updates for August 3:
With homelessness on the rise and an economic crisis looming, Germany faces a reckoning.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
Maria Ressa, 56, and her news site Rappler have been the target of legal action and probes after publishing stories critical of Duterte's policies, including his drug war that has killed thousands.
The arrival of warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere raises the question of whether summer could slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Here is what science says.
The UN human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap troop deployment agreement with the United States due to political and other developments in the region,
There are millions of migrant workers in the Arab world that demand the world's attention.
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