Oliver Teves

A great escape: A kidnapped Filipino’s story

A Filipino wildlife photographer was seized with two tourists during a bird-watching trip. He tells the story of his escape from his captors hands.

Philippine tropical storm death toll rises to over 400

The death toll from tropical storm Washi in the Phillipines is now said to have killed at least 436 people, many caught in their beds.

Qantas jet makes emergency landing in Manila

A Qantas flight en route to Australia made an emergency stop in Manila on Friday, and authorities discovered a big hole in its fuselage.

Philippines, Vietnam in path of typhoons

Officials stepped up the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from coastal villages in the eastern Philippines and Vietnam as separate typhoons neared their coasts on Saturday. Typhoon Mitag was about 200km east of the Philippine island province of Catanduanes in the Bicol region late on Friday.

Underground sounds heard at landslide site

Rescue workers in the Philippines refused to give up hope of finding survivors in an elementary school buried by up to 35m of mud, digging into the night on Monday after detecting what the provincial governor called "signs of life". Technicians used high-tech gear such as seismic sensors alongside shovels and rescue dogs.

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