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article 12 June 2015 World, Philippines
Gold miner Gerald
Dirty gold: shocking plight of the Philippines' child miners

Driven by poverty, the gold miners of the eastern Philippines stop at nothing to dig out a few flecks of the precious metal - including risking the lives of their children.

post 01 April 2015
Read more on Liam's blog This is what a 160mph super typhoon looks like from space

When it comes to weather, there are times when only the view from space can illustrate just how amazing atmospheric phenomena can be.

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.