Fr Michael Guckian (81): ‘without a doubt helped to shape the lives of many Christian and Muslims through his teachings’

The Philippine government has paid tribute to a former missionary priest who was killed in a hit-and-run incident last weekend. Fr Michael Guckian ((...)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force, after a scandal ov(...)

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(...)

Chinese paramilitary police officers secure the   entrance of the Philippine embassy in Beijing: The road to the mission was closed off by authorities  although the situation remained  calm. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing issued a swift and irate response to a ruling by an international tribunal in The Hague in favour of the Philippines on China’s claims over di(...)

Militants are seen on the Syrian side of the Quneitra border crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A firefight erupted today between a group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Islamist militants who were s(...)

President Barack Obama at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg last September. A security company claimed that the PCs of five visiting foreign ministries were hacked. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

A web-connected baby monitor shouting obscenities at a two-year old child in Texas probably isn’t the best advertisement for the “internet of things”.(...)

Residents queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport  following Friday’s typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines. Photograph: AP

Days after one of the most powerful storms to buffet the Philippines on record, the scale of the devastation and the desperation of the survivors are (...)