17th Congress of the Philippines
Former Philippine leader Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was elected speaker of the lower house of Congress on Monday, following a dramatic move by lawmakers to replace a loyalist of President Rodrigo Duterte with one of his most influential allies.
Protests against Rodrigo Duterte
Context: Manila, President, Protests against Rodrigo Duterte, Rodrigo Duterte, State of the Nation Address, protests
A founding member of the prominent protest group Femen, Oksana Shachko, has died in Paris in an apparent suicide, fellow members say.
Context: Canada, Danforth shooting, Toronto
North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs
Satellite images show that North Korea has begun dismantling major facilities at a rocket launching site used to test long-range ballistic missiles.
2018 lower Puna eruption
Geologists monitoring the eruption of the Kilauea volcano say it could continue to spout lava for a long time.
2018 Laos dam collapse
Many people are feared dead and over 6,000 are left homeless as the collapse triggers flash floods.
The worst Greek forest fires in a decade burned at least seven people to death near Athens on Monday as they attempted to flee in their cars or on foot.