A massive earthquake has killed at least 70 people across the central Philippines, and injured scores more. The 7.1 magnitude quake centered 33 kilometers south of Bohol Island, a popular vacation spot for tourists.
Philippine army chiefs have said they killed a key commander of the Islamist Abu Sayyaf terrorist group following clashes on Bohol island. The militant group was blamed for the beheading of a German sailor in March.
An EU political party official who once denounced the Philippine's President Duterte for his drugs crackdown has been deported from the country. His PES party has called the move "inacceptable."
The Philippines' most active volcano has ejected a huge cloud of ash and smoke, prompting fears of imminent eruption. Mount Mayon has already forced some 27,000 nearby villagers to evacuate.
Three earthquakes in 20 minutes caused landslides and building damage although no injuries were reported. Social media users shared images of the effects of the tremors.
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