As Manila hosts the Miss Universe beauty pageant, thousands of young women around the Philippines are chasing their dream of standing in the limelight. DW's Bastian Hartig met up with one woman who is training hard to win a beauty contest some day.
Over two dozen people have died and widespread damage reported as the monster Typhoon Mangkhut crashed into the northern Philippines coast and Taiwan. The storm is also expected to hit Hong Kong and southern China.
Hong Kong and Macau are battening down the hatches as the super typhoon hits southern China. Mangkhut left at least 64 people dead in the Philippines, as it smashed property, tore down power lines, and caused landslides.
Rodrigo Duterte is the first Philippine president to visit Israel, apparently seeking supplies of military hardware to reduce reliance on the US. He kicked his trip off with a remarkable apology to Barack Obama.
On the anniversary of the case denying Chinese title claims to waters in the South China Sea, the red banners popped up on footbridges in the capital. The president has been accused of too friendly links to China.
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