Electronic cigarette | AFP Animé

Short videographic on the e-cigarette. The Philippines on Friday reported its first case of a vaping-linked illness, as health authorities expressed concern at court orders preventing them from regulating electronic cigarettes.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Buildings damaged in Philippines after third deadly quake in weeks | AFP

A powerful earthquake strikes the southern Philippines, killing at least four people and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previous deadly tremors in recent weeks. IMAGES

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Southern Philippines shaken by deadly earthquake | AFP

A school collapses in Cotabato after a powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, killing six people, destroying buildings and injuring dozens in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.

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Here’s the latest for Tuesday October 29th: Army officer to testify to impeachment inquiry; Northern California fire 15% contained; Calmer winds help Southern California firefighters; Strong earthquake in the Philippines.

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Earthquakes | AFP Animé

Videographic on earthquakes. A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, crushing two people under debris, cracking buildings and injuring dozens in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Today in History for October 20th

Highlights of this day in history: ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ takes place during Watergate scandal; Gen. Douglas MacArthur returns to Philippines; Jacqueline Kennedy weds Aristotle Onassis; Three Lynyrd Skynyrd members die in plane crash. (Oct. 20)

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Hong Kong’s domestic workers dodge tear gas and clashes | AFP

Indonesian migrant worker Jochel usually spends her sole day off in Hong Kong’s parks, chatting with friends and video-calling loved ones back home. But this summer, her downtime keeps getting disrupted — by protests and tear gas. She is one of more than 370,000 domestic workers, overwhelmingly women from Indonesia and the Philippines, who keep Hong Kong ticking, and often toil for little pay and in cramped conditions.

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David Beckham attends football clinic in the Philippines | AFP

Football star David Beckham is in Manila as global ambassador of the insurance company AIA Group. He attended a football clinic with 8-to-12-year-old children, alongside local celebrities and players from the Philippines national team.

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Dengue and zika virus | AFP Animé

Videographic on dengue fever and Zika. Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia — dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue | AFP

Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia — dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains. But one group of scientists is rolling out trials to breed dengue-resistant bugs in a bid to tackle one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses, raising hopes the disease can finally be beaten.

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Beyond ABCs: Ancient Philippine script revival spells debate | AFP

With deliberate golden strokes, artist Taipan Lucero proudly brings an ancient script back to life, in the hope of promoting an endangered but contentious part of the Philippines’ heritage.

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From sniffing ‘Rugby’ glue to playing for the Philippines | AFP

Long before Lito Ramirez was one of the Philippines’ first homegrown rugby stars he was a six-year-old orphan addicted to sniffing glue, who survived on trash and begging.

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Philippines burns cocaine, meth as drug ‘flood’ continues | AFP

The Philippines burns 1.4 tonnes (over 3,000 pounds) of seized narcotics as the police warns the nation still faces a “flood” of illegal drugs despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown.

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Single use plastics | AFP Animé

Videographic on single-use plastic pollution. Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim. The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines has caused Manila Bay’s brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands, posing a greater threat than rising sea levels due to climate change.