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Police officers are escorted from court after being sentenced for the murder of a 17-year-old high school student, in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday. Photograph: Maria Tan/Reuters

Three Philippine police officers have been found guilty of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer in the first known such conviction under t(...)

Fabella Hospital, Manila: about 60 women give birth here each day. Photograph: Kimberly dela Cruz

“Watch out! That wire is live.” We duck under a tangle of electric wires hanging over the door, and enter a tiny concrete room in the Manila slum of M(...)

 Filipino villager children are pummelled by winds in the typhoon-hit town of Baggao, Cagayan province, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Typhoon Mangkhut, which meteorologists called the most powerful storm in the world this year, has swept through the northern end of the Philippine isl(...)

 Rain covers the city of Tuguegarao lying on the path of Typhoon Mangkhut as residents prepare its approach. Photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

Forecasters in the Philippines say Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in the country’s northeastern coast. Witnesses say the storm’s wind and rain ri(...)

 Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, speaking during the World Meeting of Families, at the RDS Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Like an opening act at a rock festival, Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, warmed up the Catholics at the World Meeting of Fa(...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

Pope Francis will attend the Festival of Families in Croke Park on the evening of Saturday August 25th. Photograph:   Tiziana Fabi/AFP

One of the main ticketed events for the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families (WMoF2018) in Dublin at the end of August is already sold out. Or(...)

Mount Mayon erupts in Legazpi City, Philippines. Photograph: Raymund Mark Nayve/via Reuters

The Philippines’ chief volcanologist warned on Monday of a possible hazardous eruption at Mount Mayon “within weeks or even within days”, as magma con(...)

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