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Explosion in Philippines kills at least 12, injures dozens

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in the Philippines.

The scene in the market after the blast Credit: Reuters

A military spokesman said the explosion happened at the night market in the president's home city of Davao, outside a high-end hotel.

President Rodrigo Duterte was in the city at the time but was safe and at a police station following the blast, his son Paolo Duterte - Davao's vice-mayor - said.

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told CNN Philippines that the cause of the explosion was unknown.

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Two dead and thousands homeless after Philippines typhoon

At least two people have died and more than 16,000 have been displaced after Typhoon Koppu smashed into the northeastern Philippines, destroying homes and crops.

10,000 people are believed to have been displaced by the typhoon Credit: RTV
Homes have been destroyed Credit: RTV
The typhoon toppled trees and damaged houses Credit: RTV
Homes were raised to the ground Credit: RTV
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