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National Liberation Army (ELN) soldiers standing in formation in Arauca province, Colombia, in 2002.

These are the world’s 20 most dangerous countries, and photos showing what life is like there

Countries were ranked on prevalence of terrorism, homicide, organized crime and unreliable or corrupt police forces by the World Economic Forum.
A woman in costume eats noodles at Beijing's Happy Valley amusement park on Halloween.

29 photos show the wild and spooky ways people celebrated Halloween around the world

While Halloween remains a mostly American tradition, the spooky and sugar-heavy holiday has been slowly spreading overseas.
A streetside vendor shivers in the rain as weather patterns from Typhoon Yutu affect Manila Bay on October 30, 2018.

At least 7 are dead and dozens are trapped as a strong typhoon batters the Philippines

The affected areas are still reeling from last month's Typhoon Mangkhut, which left more than 100 people dead and dozens more missing.
US Marines and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade troops return to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland after assault amphibious vehicle operations as part of KAMANDAG 2, October 5, 2018.

Japan activated its first marine unit since World War II to counter China, and it just teamed up with the US to practice storming beaches

Japan stood up a new amphibious brigade — its first such unit since World War II — earlier this year in order to counter threats posed by China, and the unit practiced amphibious operations with US and Filipino forces this month.
US Marines and the Philippine marine corps land on the beach in assault amphibious vehicles during KAMANDAG 2 in Subic Bay, Philippines, October 3, 2018.

Amid rising tensions with China, Japan just sent armored vehicles to foreign soil for the first time since World War II

Japanese troops are playing a humanitarian role in US-Philippine military exercises this month, and while the US says the drills are not directed at anyone, it comes amid heightened tensions with China.

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea, and a US ally there has already drawn ‘red lines’ with China

China's expansive claims over the South China Sea have frequently brought it into conflict with neighbors in the area, and a tiny group of rocks near the northern Philippines could quickly become a flash point for the region.
A satellite image of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Pacific Ocean, taken on Thursday morning.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is hurtling toward 37 million people in Asia with winds of 180 mph

Meteorologists have warned that the storm may have a "high humanitarian impact" based on its high wind speeds and the exposed population located in vulnerable areas.
A satellite image of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Pacific Ocean, taken on Thursday morning.

As 1.7 million people evacuate for Hurricane Florence, a far stronger ‘super typhoon’ is about to hit the Philippines and China

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is likely to hit Southeast Asia and make landfall in the Philippines on Saturday. It is predicted to be a far bigger and more dangerous storm than Hurricane Florence, which is forecasted to hit the US's East Coast later this week.
Philippine Airlines employs more than 8,200 people across its routes.

What it’s like to fly in business class on Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines will introduce its new Airbus A350 on its London Heathrow and New York JFK routes to and from Manila on September 15. We spoke to the airline to find out what passengers can expect from Business Class — as well as Premium Economy and Economy — on the new aircraft.