Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific
Conflict and arms
Global development
Internally displaced people
Islamic State
Philippines
World news

‘I hate Isis’: uprooted survivors of Marawi siege long to return home | Global development

Thousands of survivors of an Islamic State siege in the Philippines are stuck in makeshift dwellings more than two years after their city was liberated, with many forced to drink contaminated water despite the presence of EU-funded aid agencies. They were among an estimated 350,000 people driven from their homes when Islamist fighters seized control […]

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Asia Pacific
Natural disasters and extreme weather
New Zealand
Volcanoes
World news

New Zealand volcano: tourists injured and missing after eruption on White Island – live | World news

3.56am GMT03:56 Geonet have provided their latest update. Volcanic activity has calmed down, meaning that only “a minor amount” of ash will reach coastal towns and cities. “Our monitoring data shows that there was a short-lived eruption that generated an ash plume to ~12,000ft above the vent,” the science agency has said. “Ash fall appears […]

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