Filipino residents wade through floodwater in Bacoor city, south of Manila. Photograph: EPA

At least 10 people have died and 5,000 more have fled their homes after Typhoon Goni lashed the northern Philippines. Pounding rain and winds set off(...)

Cafes on South William Street: Dublin made it to fourth place in the Matador network’s list of the world’s best cities for coffee lovers and is hosting the world barista championships next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has set up a working group to examine the various issues relating to cafes and restaurants replacing city centre shops, in the wak(...)

A view of a gutted slipper factory in the outskirts of  Manila, the Philippines. Local police have opened an investigation into the fire, which killed at least 72 people.  Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Police in the Philippines have opened a criminal investigation into a Manila factory fire that killed at least 72 people, as a relative of several vic(...)

Firefighters work to control a fire in a  Manila slipper factory. Dozens are feared dead after the blaze in a suburb of the Philippine capital. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A fire has gutted a slipper factory in a suburb of Manila, possibly killing dozens of workers who ran to the second floor in hopes of escaping, only t(...)

A Filipino fisherman in the foreground with  US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay  to the rear during a landing exercise on a beach at San Antonio, Zambales province, Philippines,  on April 21st, 2015, as part of annual Philippine-US joint military manoeuvres some 220km  east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Filipino activists denounced China’s coastguard on Tuesday for allegedly turning water cannon on Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters, near wh(...)

From left: Philippines police director Benjamin Magalong and deputy director general Leonardo Espina  hand a copy of their findings into the January 25th incident  to department of the interior and local government secretary Manuel Roxas at police headquarters in Manila yesterday. Photograph: Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images

A botched police raid that killed 44 elite officers and jeopardised a landmark peace deal in the Philippines involved blunders by officials from th(...)

 Pope Francis kisses a Filipino baby prior to his mass in Quirino grandstand, Manila, Philippines, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Pope Francis concluded his trip to Asia on Sunday with an open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd in Manila that the Vatican and the government said d(...)

Pope Francis arrives at the Palo Cathedral near Tacloban airport on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters 1:26

Pope Francis, wearing a plastic poncho against gusting winds and driving rain, kept a promise on Saturday to comfort survivors of a devastating 2013 (...)

Following his arrival in the Philippines from Sri Lanka, Pope Francis travels through Manila, where tens of thousands crowded the streets to glimpse the pontiff. Photograph: Francis Malasig/EPA 1:38

Cheering throngs greeted Pope Francis when he arrived in the deeply Catholic Philippines yesterday for the first papal visit in 20 years to a country (...)

The capital Manila shut down as Hagupit, now downgraded to a tropical storm, took aim at the tip of the main island Luzon, just south of the city of 12 million people. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters 1:43

The death toll from Typhoon Hagupit rose to 21 on Monday, the Philippine Red Cross said, after the storm tore through the country’s central islands fl(...)