Military and police in the Philippines are in a standoff with separatist Muslim rebels on the island of Mindanao. Rebels tried to storm the city of Zamboanga to derail peace talks with the government.
Health experts fear that a drop in immunization rates amid an ongoing dengue vaccine controversy could jeopardize other government vaccination programs and trigger epidemics in the Philippines. Ana P. Santos reports.
A rare storm has hit the Philippines' second-largest island of Mindanao, with at least 230 reported dead. Deforestation exacerbated the ferocity of the flash floods and mudslides.
President Duterte had requested the extension to combat remaining militants who want to establish an "Islamic State" base on the southern island of Mindanao. Ongoing fighting there has displaced half a million people.
The Philippine government has "liberated" the southern city of Marawi from Islamist extremists. But does it also signal the end of "Islamic State"-inspired militant groups in the country? Ana P. Santos reports.
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