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video 18 January 2015 World, Philippines

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Pope celebrates mass with millions in wet Philippines

Around six million people join Pope Francis in prayer in rain-soaked Manila, Philippines in his final mass. More than five million attended a mass by Pope John Paul II in 1995.

video 17 January 2015 World, Philippines

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Pope visit to Tacloban cut short by storm

A storm has forced Pope Francis to cut short his visit to the Phillippine city of Tacloban, which was hit by devastating Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

post 07 December 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog In the Philippines, super typhoons are 'the new normal'

Locals say climate change is making tropical storms more intense, as mass evacuations ahead of Typhoon Hagupit put most Fiilipinos out of harm's way.

article 06 December 2014 World, Philippines
Lorenzo Vinciguerra (Reuters)
Swiss hostage escapes from Islamist rebels in Philippines

Wildlife photographer Lorenzo Vinciguerra flees his Abu Sayyaf captors after killing a guard with a machete.

post 06 December 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Memories of Haiyan as Philippines braces itself for super typhoon Hagupit

Like most people in the Philippines, we are waiting with some anxiety for the great collision - the moment when super typhoon Hagupit makes landfall on the archipelago's eastern shore.

article 24 July 2014 World, Philippines
Left to right: soldier in Iraq, doctor in Guinea, father in Syria, children in Philippines, security forces in Libya
by Gaza, Israel, MH17. And now for the rest of today's news...

As the news channels focused on violence in Gaza and the tragedy of MH17, what else happened? Channel 4 News finds out.

article 16 July 2014 Philippines
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Liam Dutton by Thousands flee as typhoon hits Philippines - video

At least 10 people have been killed by a typhoon as it hit the Philippines on Wednesday, packing damaging winds and torrential downpours of rain.

article 15 May 2014 World, Philippines
Vietnamese protester (Reuters)
by Why the South China Sea is the latest global flashpoint

While the world's eyes are on Russia, its ally China continues to clash with neighbouring countries over competing claims to the oil-rich South China Sea. Will there be war?

article 17 April 2014 UK, Philippines
Happy - from Haiyan to British Muslims
'Because I'm happy': UK Muslims to typhoon survivors - video

Videos of people dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" are pouring onto the web: most recently in a "viral" British Muslims video - but videos are also emerging from the most unlikely of places.