• 28 Sep 2018

    “My only sin is extrajudicial killings.” That’s the surprise confession the President of the Philippines appeared to make today. It’s the first time Rodrigo Duterte has admitted to the killings which happened during his government’s controversial war on drugs, in which thousands of people are believed to have died.

  • 16 Sep 2018

    The ferocious storm slammed into southern China this morning, battering the region with torrential rain and hundred mile an hour winds.

  • 15 Sep 2018

    President Trump has declared a disaster in North Carolina, where at least five people have died in a tropical storm.

  • 16 May 2018

    Immigration, and our attitude to it, has rarely been out of the headlines, as these revelatory Channel 4 News reports by Simon Israel from the last decade show.

  • 24 Dec 2017

    Emergency workers in the Philippines are searching for survivors of a tropical storm that has killed an estimated 200 people. Storm Tembin caused flooding and landslides when it hit the island of Mindanao and has now been upgraded to a typhoon. It is feared its windspeeds may increase and it could could hit southern Vietnam…

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Donald Trump has hailed his “great relationship” with the controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the end of a two-day regional summit in Manila. The two leaders did talk about the country’s brutal war on drugs, which has left thousands of people dead. But, the White House admitted, there was only a brief reference to…

  • 12 Nov 2017

    Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have been trading insults again, as the president arrives on the last leg of his Asia tour.

  • 16 Aug 2017

    It was the deadliest night in a deadly war on drugs, as Philippine police killed 32 people alleged of involvement in the drugs trade, the highest death toll in a single day of police operations since President Duterte took office. Amnesty International declared the shootings in Bulacan province had plumbed “new depths of barbarity”. A warning:…

  • 1 Jun 2017

    Some breaking news tonight. There are reports of explosions and gunfire at a resort complex in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

  • 24 Feb 2017

    Donald Trump might want his opponents to shut up, but in the Philippines they risk getting locked up.This morning President Duterte’s highest profile critic, opposition leader Leila de Lima, was arrested on drug trafficking charges after an all-night vigil at her office.

  • 15 Dec 2016

    Photojournalists have been documenting President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ which has left five thousand nine hundred people dead by both police and vigilante hit-men, in just five and a half months.

  • 14 Dec 2016

    He claims he rode around on a motorbike  “looking for a confrontation so I could kill”. Not the confessions of a convicted serial killer but the proud boast of the President of the Philippines.

  • 25 Nov 2016

    Thousands of protesters across the Philippines have taken to the streets after the ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried in a secret military ceremony. Activists have turned their anger on President Duterte for sanctioning the burial, while his hardline war on drugs is threatening to dent his popularity.

  • 25 Nov 2016

    President Rodrigo Duterte is challenged on his country’s war on drugs and its reported use of “death squads” by Jonathan Miller, who later get’s called a ‘son of a whore’ by the President.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, says his country may become the latest to withdraw its support from the International Criminal Court. The court was set up to try war crimes and crimes against humanity, but a growing number of countries have been announcing their withdrawal – including three African countries and, yesterday, Russia.