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FREETOWN - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region.
WASHINGTON - The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the militants.
UNITED NATIONS - The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.
A problem with its landing gear forced a Davao-bound flight of Philippine Airlines Express to make a U-turn and an emergency landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Tuesday morning.
President Benigno Aquino III on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) continued his trip down memory lane in Boston by visiting the house where his family lived while his father, the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., was on exile during the Martial Law years.
The death toll from Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong) went up to 12 as of Monday night, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said early Tuesday.