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Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides

A Philippine mayor said it's unlikely any of the dozens of people feared buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive.

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How India and China have become a billionaires' paradise
India

How India and China have become a billionaires' paradise

India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, and his 160-metre-high vertical mansion have become the emblem of the age of the billionaire.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after ploughing into China
Extreme weather

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after ploughing into China

Typhoon Mangkhut continued its trail of destruction as moved into southern China. Although it has weakened it still packs a punch and death tolls are tipped to rise.

Multiple deaths in Vietnam electronic music festival concert overdoses
Crime

Multiple deaths in Vietnam electronic music festival concert overdoses

Police have yet to establish the total number of overdoses, nor the drug responsible.

Australian UN expert condemns Suu Kyi as 'fig leaf for genocide'
Myanmar

Australian UN expert condemns Suu Kyi as 'fig leaf for genocide'

A leading UN human rights investigator has criticised Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's civilian leader, for acting as a "fig leaf for military atrocities".

  • by Nicola Smith
Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts in tackling influence op
Influence campaigns

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts in tackling influence op

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the US.

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'King of storms' slams into China as Philippines death toll climbs
Extreme weather

'King of storms' slams into China as Philippines death toll climbs

Tropical cyclone Mangkhut made landfall in the country's most populous province after killing scores of people in the Philippines.

Nature's furies batter Asia and the United States
Extreme weather

Nature's furies batter Asia and the United States

Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia and hurricane Florence in the United States are expected to continue to cause destruction on a massive scale even as they weaken.

Florence and Mangkhut, similar but different as water and wind
Analysis
Extreme weather

Florence and Mangkhut, similar but different as water and wind

The tropical storms are both leaving a trail of havoc and death but the final outcomes will be different because of a combination of geography, climatic conditions and human factors.

  • by Seth Borenstein
China prepares as killer Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Philippines
Extreme weather

China prepares as killer Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in Philippines

Hundreds of flights in and out of Hong Kong have been cancelled as Typhoon Mangkhurt approaches, having killed at least 25 in the Philippines.

  • by Hannah Beech
Postcard: In digital Beijing, mail must go through
China

Postcard: In digital Beijing, mail must go through

Why did a vacant city block become a hype of activity overnight? China's obsession with e-commerce offers a clue.

  • by Kirsty Needham