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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte (left): “I will just be clear that my last remaining years will be the most dangerous years for a person into drug trafficking,” he said.  Photograph:  Mark R Cristino/EPA

Two months ahead of elections in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly released a new list of people that he claims are “narcopoliti(...)

Darrell Blatchley shows plastic waste found in the stomach of a Cuvier’s beaked whale in Compostela Valley, Davao on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A dead whale with 40 kilograms of plastic in its stomach has been discovered off the coast of the Philippines. Marine biologist Darrell Blatchley wa(...)

Soldiers inspect vehicles in Zamboanga, in the Philippines, the gateway to the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. Photograph: Jes Aznar/New York Times

Across the islands of the southern Philippines, the black flag of Islamic State is flying over what the group considers its East Asia province. Men in(...)

Peugeot, which recently announced record 2018 financial results, is celebrating at the Geneva motor show by giving debuts to its new 208 supermini and(...)

France’s Gael Fickou in action during the victory over Scotland. “I know that our fans are also very critical, it’s normal. Their disappointment, I understand it. I share it.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jacques Brunel will never want for advice, the French coach inundated with suggestions from sundry sources including ex-players, media and supporters.(...)

This undated handout photo received on March 4th, 2019 from the Bureau of Customs public relations office shows turtles found inside a suitcase, covered with duct tape, during a press conference at Manila’s international airport. Photograph: Bureau of Customs/AFP/Getty Images

Police in the Philippines have discovered about 1,500 live turtles wrapped in duct tape inside suitcases abandoned in an airport. The customs bureau (...)

Girls Rock Dublin. Photograph: Kristy Hal

A number of Irish initiatives are addressing gender imbalance in the music industry. “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times,” B(...)

Former US president Barack Obama and Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2012. Photograph: Jason Reed

Looking back, “pivot” was always a silly word for the transfer of American attention to Asia. Minted by Barack Obama’s administration almost a decade (...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

The world in 2018 was 0.83 degrees warmer than the average set between 1951 and 1980. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now(...)

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