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Death toll in Philippine military plane crash rises to 50

The Hercules C-130 transport plane was carrying 96 people, most of them recent army graduates, when it overshot the runway while trying to land in sunny weather on Jolo island in Sulu province, a haven for Islamic militants, on Sunday.

Verstappen wins in Austria to pull clear of Hamilton in title race

Max Verstappen's latest step towards ending Lewis Hamilton's hold on the drivers' title triggered a carnival atmosphere in Formula One's first capacity crowd since the coronavirus pandemic struck with most of the 100,000 in attendance decked out in his Dutch orange colours.

Fears grow for dozens in landslide-hit Japan town

Soldiers and emergency workers used hand-held poles and mechanical diggers in the desperate search, two days after a torrent of earth slammed down a mountainside and through part of the hot-spring resort of Atami in central Japan.