In the Philippines, powerful typhoon Kammuri has made landfall on the island of Luzon. The storm swept ashore with winds of over 175 kilometers per hour. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee.
Residents of mountainous and coastal regions in dozens of provinces have been evacuated as the country braces for its 20th typhoon this year. Manila's international airport will close on Tuesday as a precaution.
As the Earth warms, climate change-related disasters are on the rise. More people are being killed as a result of heatwaves, droughts and storms. In 2018, Japan, the Philippines and Germany were hit particularly hard.
At least eight people have been killed in back-to-back earthquakes near a remote Philippines island group. Terrified residents have gathered outside for their safety.
A long-lost cousin of Homo sapiens has been discovered in a cave in the Philippines. The previously unknown species makes our understanding of evolution "messier, more complicated and a whole lot more interesting."
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