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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte holds up a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Getty

Last month Rodrigo Duterte warned Filipino vaccine-dodgers that he would inject it “in your butt”. Neither the risks to efficacy nor the potential tor(...)

 A couple taking a photograph with their health books after getting vaccinated in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Villa Crespo in Argentina. Photograph: EPA/Demian Alday Estevez

Argentina’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is facing a “very critical situation” because of delays in receiving vital second doses of the Sputnik V va(...)

Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin, amid a July heatwave combined with a new  surge in Covid-19 infections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Another 1,377 cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Saturday by the Department of Health, with 78 persons in hospital and 22 in intensive care. Dr (...)

Search operations following a Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane crash at the vicinity of Jolo airport, Sulu island, southern Philippines. Photograph: EPA

Philippine authorities ordered on Monday an investigation into the crash of an Air Force plane that overshot a runway killing 47 soldiers on board, th(...)

Rescuers carrying a victim next to the crashed Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane at the vicinity of Jolo airport on Sulu island. Photograph: Joint Task Force Jolo-Armed Forces/EPA

A Philippines Air Force troop plane crashed and broke up in flames on a southern island on Sunday, killing at least 45 people after some jumped free, (...)

Entanglement by Annex. Photograph: Alan Butler

Slowly things are returning: the first concerts, the first big matches, exhibitions and events. Despite, or because of, the very long wait, some of it(...)

 China’s president Xi Jinping: In turning from the “greater Middle East” to China, the US turns from a vicious but containable adversary to a historically awesome one. Photograph:  Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Washington has no cannier lobbying firm than the Pentagon. As such, the war games that predict a US rout by China should be taken with more salt than(...)

Soldiers guard a street in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election res(...)

Rodrigo Duterte shows the ink on his finger after casting his vote in Davao city, southern Philippines, in a 2019 election. Photograph: Cerilo Ebrano/EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation into the country’s war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Co(...)

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said last December that there were reasonable grounds to believe crimes against humanity had been committed during Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody anti-narcotics crackdown. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked it on Monday for authorisation to open a full investigation into drug war killings in the Phi(...)

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