Thousands flee homes as Typhoon Koppu hits northern Philippines

A family living along the coast of Manila Bay search for salvageable items after their house was destroyed by strong winds brought by typhoon Koppu on Sunday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Winds from the storm, which could last three days, reached 210 kmh and brought heavy rain, forcing many people to head for safer ground

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At least 27 reported killed as bomb rocks central Bangkok

Motorcycles are strewn about after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)

Motorcycles are strewn about after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)

Devastating blast goes off outside Erawan Shrine in downtown district; Jerusalem: No Israeli casualties reported so far

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Myanmar floods: President declares state of emergency

Myanmar flooding 1 August 2015

A journalist with the Democratic Voice of Burma did a live news report while standing in chest high flood waters.

Myanmar’s president has declared a state of emergency in four regions after heavy floods left 27 people dead

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