Villagers look on as strong winds blow trees next to houses in the town of Calabanga, Camarines sur province, Philippines, ahead of Typhoon Kammuri. Photo: EPA-EFE

One dead and thousands evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri hits Philippines

  • Storm expected to pass close to Manila after making landfall, with airport set to close for 12 hours
  • Philippines hit by an average of 20 storms and typhoons a year. Deadliest was Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013
Topic |   The Philippines

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Villagers look on as strong winds blow trees next to houses in the town of Calabanga, Camarines sur province, Philippines, ahead of Typhoon Kammuri. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A man works in front of the athletes’ village inside the New Clark City Sports Complex for the SEA Games in the Philippines. Photo: EPA

SEA Games in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines likened to Fyre Festival after series of complaints

  • Long waits, poor organisation and incomplete facilities at the competition have garnered complaints and a flurry of coverage
  • While social media users liken the games to the failed Bahamian festival, politicians are more concerned with a bout of finger-pointing over who is responsible
Topic |   The Philippines

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A man works in front of the athletes’ village inside the New Clark City Sports Complex for the SEA Games in the Philippines. Photo: EPA
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