The explosion caused authorities to raise the alert level to four out of five, over fears a violent eruption is possible in just hours.Read the full story ›
Residents have been ordered to evacuate around Mount Mayon in the Philippines as lava and ash flows from its tip.Read the full story ›
The mayor of Davao city where the fire took place said there was 'zero' chance that 36 people trapped inside the building had survived.Read the full story ›
Most of the deaths were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur and on the Zamboanga Peninsula.Read the full story ›
Four people have been reported dead after an inter-island ferry carrying 251 people sank off an island south of Manila.Read the full story ›
CCTV images of a gunman who stormed a casino resort in Manila, before killing himself, have been released in a bid to identify the shooter.Read the full story ›
"Friendly fire" has killed 11 soldiers and wounded seven others in the Philippines.Read the full story ›
Chris Martin surprised a fan with cancer in the Philippines after his illness meant he could not attend a Coldplay gig he had a ticket for.Read the full story ›
An earthquake in the southern Philippines has killed at least four people, and injured around 90 others, officials have said.
The quake has damaged buildings and an airport, and the power has been knocked out, they added.
The 6.5 magnitude quake happened overnight, rousing residents in the Surigao del Norte province from their sleep and forcing them to flee their homes.
The quake centred around 14 km (8 miles) northwest of the provincial capital of Surigao, and there have been nearly 100 aftershocks.
Gunfire was heard for hours after the attack as army troops and police searched for the escaped inmates in the surrounding forests.Read the full story ›