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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, (...)

George Takei delivers a Vulcan salute at a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas in 2015. File photograph: Getty Images

Former Star Trek actor George Takei has denied a historical allegation of sexual misconduct. The US star posted a lengthy statement on Twitter, in wh(...)

Norwegian former hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad after he was freed in Sulu, in southern Philippines. Photograph: Nickie Butlangan/Reuters

A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines has described the ordeal as “devastating”. Kjartan S(...)

Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Lab Director PCSupt Emmanuel Aranas answers questions during a news conference inside the police headquarters in metro Manila, Philippines June 14th, 2016, following the execution of hostage Canadian Robert Hall. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines confirmed on Tuesday the execution of a Canadian who had been held hostage by the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group o(...)