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(...)

Filipino residents evacuate to safer ground in the town of Marabot, Samar island, Philippines, 6th December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Aid workers have described deserted streets and scenes of destruction in the Philippines as a typhoon started to work its way across the country.Power(...)

Residents with their belongings ride  to an evacuation center in Tacloban city, central Philippines on December 4th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday as typhoon Hagupit neared.The storm h(...)

Alexander Pama, head of the national disaster agency, shows the digital path of Typhoon Hagupit following a press briefing inside the military headquarters east of Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities have begun to evacuate coastal areas that could be hit by the storm. Photograph: Denis Sabangan/EPA

Schools and government offices have been shut in parts of the central Philippines and residents are stocking up on supplies as provinces yet to recove(...)

 Muhammad Ali (right) covers up against George Foreman during their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungle with George Foreman exactly 40 years ago on Thursday, they were safely distant from the dying embers of a con(...)

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As this article rolls off the presses in Ireland and goes online in the early hours of Saturday morning, on the other side of the world, more than 800(...)