Eight people died and hundreds were taken to hospitals in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine believed to contain high levels of methanol, authorities said.
The death toll from the powerful quake that hit the southern Philippines climbed to three today as rescuers used heavy equipment and their bare hands to hunt for survivors in a collapsed building.
The Philippines was braced for powerful Typhoon Kammuri as the storm churned closer, forcing evacuations and threatening plans for the Southeast Asian Games events near the capital Manila. Kammuri is expected to make landfall late today or early Tuesday in the nation’s east with heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 185 kilometres (115 miles) per hour, forecasters said. Continue Reading
“I will ban it (e-cigarette), the use and the importation. I hope everybody is listening. Please relay this to them. You know why? Because it is toxic,” said Duterte, an ex-smoker Continue Reading