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Elon Musk could avert global species extinction with only a portion of his wealth

        A new study has pinpointed the most crucial areas around the world for protecting Earth’s rarest and most endangered species, the vast majority of which are found in tropical and subtropical moist forests. Just five countries — the Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia, Madagascar and Colombia — contain 59% of all identified sites globally. Only 7% of land protected over the past five years overlapped with these critical […]

todayJune 26, 2024 14


Philippines rejects South China Sea gun-pointing allegations

The Philippines has denied that their troops stationed on a warship grounded in part of the disputed South China Sea pointed their guns at Chinese coast guards during a resupply mission. It's the latest incident between the two countries, which have seen more frequent and combative encounters in recent months. As Laura Westbrook reports.  

todayJune 5, 2024 11


Alert level raised for Philippine volcano after ‘explosive eruption’: volcanology agency

      The alert level for a Philippine volcano was raised Monday after an "explosive eruption" sent a plume of ash, gas and steam five kilometres (three miles) into the sky, the volcanology agency said. Mount Kanlaon on the central island of Negros erupted shortly before 7:00 pm (1100 GMT), prompting warnings for nearby residents to wear facemasks due the threat of volcanic gases and falling ash. "When it […]

todayJune 3, 2024 13


Zelensky to participate at G7 summit in Italy: spokesman

    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky will participate in the upcoming G7 summit in Italy either online or in person, his spokesman told state media Monday. A key agenda item of the summit to be held in southern Italy from June 13 to 15 will be ways to use profits from frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine, which has been urging allies for more military help. "Unfortunately, I cannot confirm […]

todayJune 3, 2024 7


China denies Philippine report of “artificial island” in disputed waters

China has denied a Philippine report of trying to build an artificial island in the South China Sea. The Philippine Coast Guard said it had deployed a ship to Sabina Shoal on the Spratly archipelago, where it accused China of building an artificial island and had documented what it said were piles of dead and crushed coral on the sandbars. Laura Westbrook reports for us from Hong Kong.  

todayMay 14, 2024 11


U.S and Philippines practice coastal defense Inbox

The annual joint military exercises between the Philippines and the United States are set to wrap in the next few days. The drills come amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, following an incident last week in which the China Coast Guard used water cannon attacks on Philippine vessels. Laura Westbrook has more.  

todayMay 6, 2024 15