Philippines

The deceased hailed from the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is the epicentre of the new strain of coronavirus -- and was related to a woman who was the first to be diagnosed with the virus in the Philippines, the WHO said.

Tremors were felt on the volcano’s island and in villages around the nearby town of Agoncillo in Batangas Province, and booming noises from the volcano raised fears among residents.

This comes as the Philippines is still dealing with the aftermath of an earthquake in North Cotabato in which atleast five people were killed.

President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Centre of Peace Education at Miriam College on Sunday.

Kovind said that he feels honoured to unveil Gandhi's bust in the Philippines, which is the land of Jose Rizal. "Both Mahatma Gandhi and Jose Rizal believed in the power of peace and non-violence. The avenue in New Delhi named after your national hero continues to inspire and motivate us."

The President will head to Tokyo on October 21. He will attend various ceremonies related to the Emperor Naruhito's enthronement and also take part in a banquet hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The ceremony will be attended by leaders from all parts of the world.

India retained its top spot on remittances with 79 billion dollars followed by China (67 billion dollars), Mexico (36 billion dollars), the Philippines (34 billion dollars) and Egypt (29 billion dollars).

A measles outbreak this year in Manila has claimed 130 lives so far. Among dead are mostly children aged between one and four, health authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

Twin bombings during a church service in the southern Philippines killed at least 21 people and wounded 71, security officials said.

New Delhi: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, the acting interior minister said on Tuesday, after the firebrand...